Soviet Development of Gyrotrons
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This report surveys the development of high power cyclotron resonance masers CRM and gyrotrons in te Soviet Union, based on Soviet open source literature. It deals with the nature and history of relativistic CRM devices provides a sequence of the most important issues of gyrotron research and develoment as perceived by Soviet authors and discusses individual Soviet research groups, the basic organizational units responsible for the CRM and gyrotron research and development. The study suggests, among other things, that high power relativistic microwave electronics is one of the most successful areas of Soviet RD. It has maintained a consistent record of significant achievements it has managed to overcome the systemic weakness of the Soviet RD system in being able to translate effectively the results of advanced research into production of practical equipment and it has become the fastest growing area of application of pulsed power technology, which itself has been for many years the subject of priority development in the USSR.
- Lasers and Masers
- Electric Power Production and Distribution