1 April 1990 MIT 35-GHz cyclotron autoresonance maser amplifier
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Proceedings Volume 1226, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18558
Event: OE/LASE '90, 1990, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Studies of a cyclotron autoresonance maser (CARM) are presented. The measurements are carried out at a frequency of 35 GHz using a mildly relativistic electron beam (1. 5 MeV 300 A 40 ns) generated by a field emission electron gun. Perpendicular energy is imparted to the electrons by means of a bifilar helical wiggler. Amplification measurements give a small signal growth rate of approximately 65 dB/m. The saturated power output is ''-''-33 MW and the corresponding electronic efficiency is ''-7.
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A. DiRienzo, A. DiRienzo, George Bekefi, George Bekefi, "MIT 35-GHz cyclotron autoresonance maser amplifier", Proc. SPIE 1226, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18558; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18558


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