STUDY OF CYCLOTRON AND SYNCHRONOUS WAVE DEVICES
Rept. no. 5 (Final), 1 Jul 1968-Jun 1970
MICROWAVE ASSOCIATES INC BURLINGTON MA
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A theory of transverse-wave interactions using a realistic model of the beam suitable for high-power amplifiers is presented. The energy exchange mechanism in transverse-wave interactions is reviewed, and the energy spread induced in a beam with non-zero size and space charge by high-power transverse- wave interactions is calculated. Various choices of design parameters are considered to show the basic design contraints in terms of the maximum efficiency attainable in high-power amplifiers. The power saturation characteristics of transverse-wave amplifiers are examined by analyzing the nonlinear behavior of transverse-wave interactions. Results of the analyses provide the theoretical basis for predicting capabilities and limitations of high-power, high-efficiency transverse-wave amplifiers. The purpose of the experimental study was to verify the validity and determine limitations of various theoretical design equations. Experimental results confirm the theoretical predictions, and thus provide added credence to the theoretical projection of the potential device capabilities.
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