Influence of Background Plasma on Operation Efficiency of High-Power CW Gyrotrons
Conference: GeMIC 2008 - German Microwave Conference
03/10/2008 - 03/12/2008 at Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
Proceedings: GeMIC 2008
Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Zaginaylov, G. I.; Shcherbinin, V. I.; Schuenemann, K. (NN)
A slow wave non-linear single mode stationary theory describing influence of background plasma which occurs in the gyrotron cavity on gyrotron operation has been developed. It is shown that the main effects of a low density background plasma on efficiency are concerned with decreasing the mismatch between operational and cyclotron frequencies and decreasing the beam-wave coupling coefficient. Numerical calculations are performed for the 140 GHz 1 MW CW gyrotron developed in Karlsruhe for fusion applications. Interpretation of some experimental effects which are not yet clearly understood is addressed.