Investigation of the Saturation Properties of Gyroamplifiers

Amiram Ron, David Golomb, Yehuda Goren

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The saturation properties of a TE0n gyroamplifier are investigated using a particle in cell numerical code. The effect of beam velocity spread is analyzed. It is found that for velocity spread ≤ 5 percent the reduction in efficiency can be compensated by extending the interaction length. A numerical optimization of efficiency enhancement using a tapered magnetic field is demonstrated. A change in the saturation mechanism from phase trapping to thermalization using the suggested tapering is observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)934-938
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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