Accession Number:

AD0270136

Title:

A STUDY OF PLASMA INTERACTION WITH TRAVELING WAVES

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Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS

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Report Date:

1961-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Properties of a transmission system consisting of a plasma column and a slow-wave circuit are investigated. The effect of the presence of plasma on the natural propagating mode of the circuit is investigated, including the secondorder effects in plasma. A study of coupled modes of propagation involving a helix and a space-charge mode of the plasma column is presented. The experimental work carried out to measure the coupled modes of propagation is described. The parametric gain of a forward-wave amplifier, using a helix as the traveling-wave circuit, is calculated using the measured values of circuit parameters. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE