NONLINEAR ANALYSIS OF A MICROWAVE BEAM -PLASMA AMPLIFIER.
CHALMERS UNIV OF TECHNOLOGY GOTEBORG (SWEDEN) RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS
Pagination or Media Count:
This paper deals with the linear and nonlinear field theory of an idealized, radially finite beam-plasma amplifier model. Both the beam and the plasma are assumed to be made up of infinitesimal, rigid, circular discs with a charge to mass ratio equal to that of the electron. Radial motions and finite temperature effects are not considered. Thus the main purpose of the theory, which is purely analytical, is to describe as simply as possible the effect of finite radial boundaries upon the basic linear and nonlinear properties of beam-plasma devices. Linear amplification and bandwidth, non-linear generation of second and third harmonic signals and distortion of the fundamental are studied. Author
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics