Mechanism of microwave pulse shortening in the relativistic backward wave oscillator

S. D. Korovin, G. A. Mesyats, I. V. Pegel, S. D. Polevin, V. P. Tarakanov

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It is demonstrated that pulse shortening occurring in the relativistic BWO at gigawatt power level is accompanied by formation of explosive-emission plasma on the surface of corrugated slow wave structure. Termination of microwave emission is explained in terms of absorption of the operating electromagnetic wave by electrons emitted from the plasma while the intensity of absorption is radically increased by the presence of positive ions emitted from the plasma.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event12th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference - Monterey, CA, USA
Duration: 27 Jun 199930 Jun 1999


Other12th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
CityMonterey, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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