Pseudospark sourced beam-wave interaction experiments

Cross, A.W. and Yin, H. and He, W. and Phelps, A.D.R. and Ronald, K. and Whyte, C.G. and Robertson, C.W. IEEE , ed. (2007) Pseudospark sourced beam-wave interaction experiments. In: Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 2007 and the 2007 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2007-09-02 - 2007-09-09.

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Abstract

A pseudospark (PS) discharge has been shown to be a promising source of high quality, high intensity electron and ion beam pulses. A PS electron beam is ideal to drive high frequency radiation generators in the W-band (75 GHz to 110 GHz) due to its small beam size and the compactness of the device. This paper will present experimental results of the production of pseudospark-sourced electron beams from a 14-gap pseudospark discharge powered by a pulsed power system (a cable pulser) capable of producing 120 ns duration and 180 kV voltage pulses. Interaction between the electron beam and a W-band backward slow wave structure has been simulated using the particle-in-cell code MAGIC. High power radiation in the W-band frequency range was predicted. Microwave pulses were successfully detected from the experiment.

ORCID iDs

Cross, A.W. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7672-1283, Yin, H. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6635-9759, He, W. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7018-0527, Phelps, A.D.R. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1100-1012, Ronald, K. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8585-0746, Whyte, C.G. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5431-2443 and Robertson, C.W. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3552-466X;