CYCLOTRON RESONANCE INTERACTION OF MICROWAVES WITH ENERGETIC ELECTRONS.
Final rept. for 15 Mar 63-15 Mar 65,
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN
Pagination or Media Count:
Quantum mechanical and classical descriptions of microwave interactions with energetic electrons near cyclotron resonance which underlie the gain mechanism in the electron cyclotron maser are reviewed. Experimental studies designed to test the theory are discussed. A perturbation calculation is given which includes systematically the effects of rf electric and magnetic forces, and finite transit time for electrons in the TE0 11 cavity used in the experiments. Non-linear extension of the theory which lead to estimates of the saturation level of this maser are discussed. Author