A periodic pulsed relativistic backward wave oscillator mechanically tunable in an expanded frequency band

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

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We have studied a periodic pulse train regime (1 s, 50 Hz) of a relativistic backward wave oscillator with a resonant reflector, which can be mechanically tuned from pulse to pulse within a frequency band of 9% on a level of -3 dB of the maximum in the entire microwave peak power range in a magnetic field of 0.36 T. The maximum peak power in a pulse train amounted to 2.5 GW at a frequency of 3.6 GHz, an efficiency of 20%, and a microwave pulse duration of 20 ns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1057-1060
Number of pages4
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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