Relativistic backward wave oscillators: Theory and experiment

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dc.contributor.author Levush, B.
dc.contributor.author Antonsen, T. Jr
dc.contributor.author Bromborsky, A.
dc.contributor.author Lou, W.
dc.contributor.author Abe, D.
dc.contributor.author Miller, S.
dc.contributor.author Carmel, Y.
dc.contributor.author Rodgers, J.
dc.contributor.author Granatstein, V.
dc.contributor.author Destler, William
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-15T20:11:21Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-15T20:11:21Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/10198
dc.description Copy provided by ieeexplore.ieee.org. en_US
dc.description.abstract Microwave sources based on backward-wave oscillators with relativistic electron beams are capable of producing high power coherent radiation in the cm and mm wavelength regime. Although there have been a number of experiments reported over the last decade on this topic, there are only a few publications providing a theoretical description of these devices. Thus, there is a need for theoretical models which can be compared in detail with the experimental data. This work is devoted to fill this need. The linear and nonlinear theory of backward-wave oscillators is developed taking into account reflection of the electromagnetic wave at the boundaries of the slow wave structure. The effects of finite duration and rise time of the electron beam pulse on device operation are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher IEEE en_US
dc.title Relativistic backward wave oscillators: Theory and experiment en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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