Repetitive X-Band Relativistic Traveling Wave Oscillator

Eugene M. Totmeninov, Pavel V. Vykhodtsev, Alexei S. Stepchenko, Alexey Ivanovich Klimov

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This paper presents the results of an experimental study of a relativistic traveling wave oscillator with a tubular electron beam of enlarged cross section. Repetitively pulsed (30 Hz) generation of 10.1-GHz, 80-ns microwave pulses in 1-s batches is realized. The microwave pulse power a level of quasi-steady-state oscillation was 220 ± 44 MW. The driving electron beam (370-keV, 2.4-kA, 107-ns pulsewidth) was transported along the interaction space by a quasi-constant (few seconds in duration) external magnetic field with an induction of 0.6 T. The power efficiency of the generator is 25% ± 5%. The energy in a single microwave pulse is about 15 J as measured with an aperture calorimeter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7891576
Pages (from-to)2398-2402
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017


  • High-power microwaves (HPMs)
  • long-pulse oscillation mode
  • relativistic electron beam
  • traveling wave oscillator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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