Highly efficient X-band relativistic twistron

E. M. Totmeninov, I. V. Pegel, V. P. Tarakanov

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The paper proposes a new scheme of high-power microwave oscillator of twistron type using a moderately relativistic high-current electron beam. In numerical experiment using axisymmetric version of the completely electromagnetic PiC code KARAT, a 56% conversion efficiency of electron beam power to electromagnetic radiation was demonstrated. With 340 kV accelerating voltage, 3.3 kA electron beam current, and 2.2 T guiding magnetic field strength, the simulated microwave power was 630 MW at 9.7 GHz. The “electronic efficiency” of the source reaches 66%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalLaser and Particle Beams
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 9 Sep 2016


  • High-power microwaves
  • Particle-in-cell
  • Twistron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Totmeninov, E. M., Pegel, I. V., & Tarakanov, V. P. (Accepted/In press). Highly efficient X-band relativistic twistron. Laser and Particle Beams, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0263034616000537