A multigigawatt X-Band relativistic backward wave oscillator with a modulating resonant reflector

Alexey Ivanovich Klimov, I. K. Kurkan, S. D. Polevin, V. V. Rostov, E. M. Tot'Meninov

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Effective generation regime with a high output pulse power has been experimentally realized in a relativistic backward wave oscillator (RBWO) with a resonant reflector and a slow-wave system having a diameter 1.6 times the radiation wavelength. At a guiding magnetic field of 4.5 T, the maximum peak power amounted to 4.3 GW at a frequency of 9.4 GHz, an efficiency of 31%, and a microwave pulse duration of 22 ns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-237
Number of pages3
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2008


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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