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W-band Gyro-BWO based on a helically corrugated waveguide

He, Wenlong and Donaldson, Craig and Phelps, Alan and Cross, Adrian and Ronald, Kevin (2006) W-band Gyro-BWO based on a helically corrugated waveguide. In: Conference digest of the 2006 joint 31st international conference on infrared and millimeter waves and 14th international conference on terahertz electronics. IEEE, New York, p. 88. ISBN 9781424403998

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This paper presents the theoretical results of a CW W-band (88-102 GHz), 10 kW Gyrotron Backward-Wave Oscillator (Gyro-BWO). A mildly relativistic, axis-encircling electron beam from a cusp gun has been designed to drive an interaction based on the Cyclotron Resonance Maser (CRM) instability in a cavity with a helically corrugated inner surface.