Saturated Behavior of the Gyrotron Backward-Wave Oscillator


Physical processes in the gyrotron backward-wave oscillator (gyro-BWO) are investigated theoretically. Results indicate highly current-sensitive field profiles and hence sharply contrasting linear and saturated behaviors. The linear field extends over the entire structure length, whereas the saturated profile depends strongly on the energetics in the internal feedback loop. It is shown that this distinctive feature substantially influences the basic properties of the gyro-BWO including the start-oscillation current, efficiency, power scaling, and stability of tuning.

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@inproceedings{Chen2000SaturatedBO, title={Saturated Behavior of the Gyrotron Backward-Wave Oscillator}, author={Shaw H. Chen and Kyung Rok Chu and T. H. Chang}, year={2000} }