Accession Number : ADA265342
Title : Nonlinear Analysis of a Magnicon Output Cavity
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Hafizi, B ; Gold, S H ; Sprangle, P ; Manheimer, W M
Report Date : 09 Apr 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 44
Abstract : A nonlinear analysis of the wave-particle interaction in the output cavity of a frequency-doubling magnicon amplifier is presented. The cavity is immersed in an axial magnetic field wherein electronics interact with a rotating TM210 mode via a gyro-resonant mechanism. The electron equations of motion and the wave equation for the radio-frequency field are derived and expressed in terms of scaled variables in order to study the general scaling of the output cavity. Single-electron, time-dependent simulation of the interaction in the cavity is performed to assess the accessibility and stability of high-efficiency states for an X-band magnicon. Results from multi-electron, steady-state simulation are presented to show the effect of spreads in electron beam radius, energy and transverse momentum on the efficiency.
Descriptors : *NONLINEAR ANALYSIS , *MICROWAVE AMPLIFIERS , STEADY STATE , MAGNETIC FIELDS , STABILITY , MICROWAVES , X BAND , RADIOFREQUENCY , ELECTRONS , ELECTRON BEAMS , PARTICLES
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE