Linear Study of a Large-orbit Coaxial-waveguide Cyclotron Autoresonance Maser Amplifier
Authors: Chai, B.; Zhang, S.-C.; Qiu, C.-R.; Zhang, H.-B.; Lai, Y.-X.; Xin, Q.
Source: International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Volume 28, Number 6, June 2007 , pp. 423-432(10)
Abstract:A linear theory based on Maxwell-Vlasov equations and the Laplace transform is presented to describe the large-orbit coaxial-waveguide cyclotron autoresonance maser (CARM) amplifier. A 35-GHz, TE5,1-mode large-orbit coaxial-waveguide CARM amplifier is specifically analyzed. Good agreement between the linear theory and the nonlinear simulations is found in the exponentially growing region of the wave. Results show that the operating magnetic field and the electron-beam energy and average radius substantially affect the power, and especially, a small beam current may be unsuitable to a large-orbit CARM amplifier operation.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-06-01