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Generation of subnanosecond microwave pulses based on the Cherenkov superradiance effect

Ginzburg, N S and Zotova, I V and Sergeev, A S and Rozental', R M and Shpak, V G and Yalandin, M I and Felps, A D R and Cross, A V and Phelps, Alan (2002) Generation of subnanosecond microwave pulses based on the Cherenkov superradiance effect. Technical Physics Letters, 47 (3). pp. 335-342. ISSN 1063-7850

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Experimentally observed Cherenkov superradiance produced by a subnanosecond electron bunch traveling through a partially filled waveguide is reported. 400-ps microwave pulses with a peak power of 2 MW are obtained. The experimental results are in good agreement with the theoretical analysis and numerical simulations performed with the help of the PIC code KARAT. (C) 2002 MAIK "Nauka / Interperiodica".