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A spatially developed coaxial 30-GHz backward wave oscillator with radiation synchronization by a two-dimensional Bragg structure

Research paper by N. S. Ginzburg, V. Yu. Zaslavskii, E. V. Ilyakov, I. S. Kulagin, N. Yu. Peskov, A. S. Sergeev

Indexed on: 26 Jul '13Published on: 26 Jul '13Published in: Technical Physics Letters



Abstract

A coaxial backward wave oscillator with a two-dimensional Bragg structure mounted at the exit from the interaction space is studied theoretically and experimentally. Azimuthal wave fluxes arising in this structure permit one to synchronize radiation of different fractions of a tubular relativistic electron beam with a large diameter. A narrowband radiation of the 8-mm range with a megawatt level of power has been obtained in the experimental prototype of the backward wave oscillator. The prototype was implemented on the basis of the Saturn accelerator (300 keV/200 A/1 μs), as the perimeter of the system constituted more than 15 wavelengths.