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Submillimeter-wave harmonic gyrotron experiment

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3 Author(s)
Spira-Hakkarainen, S. ; Plasma Fusion Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA ; Kreischer, K.E. ; Temkin, R.J.

A theoretical and experimental investigation of the operation of a harmonic gyrotron at submillimeter wavelengths is reported. Using a waveguide cavity with an iris at the output end of the straight section, 14 different second-harmonic modes were observed with frequencies of 301-503 GHz, output powers of 1-22 kW, and a 12-MHz emission frequency bandwidth. The highest output power was 22 kW, with a total efficiency of 3.5% at 467 GHz, and an output power of 15 kW with a 6% efficiency was obtained at 417 GHz. Research was conducted using a 65-75 kV up to 10-A electron gun with a 1/1.5-μs pulse length and a 4-Hz repetition rate, which produced a helical electron beam in magnetic fields of up to 14 T. These results represent the first operation of a high-power harmonic gyrotron in the submillimeter region

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 3 )