Efficiency increase of relativistic BWO

S. D. Korovin, I. V. Pegel, S. D. Polevin, A. M. Roitman, V. V. Rostov

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The influence of the interaction between the electron beam and the fundamental harmonic of the traveling wave and the phase velocity inhomogeneity in the BWO on its efficiency was investigated both numerically and experimentally. The numerical simulation has shown that a single-step increase of the phase velocity along the interaction space improves the phase relationships between the HF current and electromagnetic field and increases the efficiency of the energy exchange to 70%. At the same time realization of the initial modulation of electrons in the traveling wave fundamental harmonic field solely, by shifting the corrugated structure from the beyond-cutoff neck, increases the efficiency of the homogeneous BWO to 40%. In the experiment carried out on the `SINUS-6' electron accelerator, a nonuniform-phase-velocity BWO operating with an efficiency of 45% and microwave pulse power of 500 MW and a homogeneous BWO with an efficiency of 30% have been realized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Pulsed Power Conference - Digest of Technical Papers
EditorsKenneth R. Prestwich, William L. Baker
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1993 9th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - Albuquerque, NM, USA
Duration: 21 Jun 199323 Jun 1993


OtherProceedings of the 1993 9th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. Part 2 (of 2)
CityAlbuquerque, NM, USA

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