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Applications of pseudospark produced electron beams in backward wave oscillators

Yin, H. and Bowes, D. and He, W. and Ronald, K. and Speirs, D. C. and Zhang, L. and Liu, G. and Phelps, A. D.R. and Cross, A. W. and Li, D. and Chen, X. (2013) Applications of pseudospark produced electron beams in backward wave oscillators. In: 1st Annual Active and Passive RF Devices Seminar. Institution of Engineering and Technology, pp. 11-14. ISBN 9781849197939

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    Pseudospark electron beams have been studied recently with their application to millimetre-wave and terahertz radiation generation. To this end, backward wave oscillators (BWO), a form of vacuum tube which utilises the interaction between an axial electron beam and a slow-wave structure has been designed and modelled using the particle-in-cell code MAGIC and VORPAL. Millimetre radiation has been generated from a BWO driven by a 14-gap pseudospark discharge. The investigation of a higher frequency BWO at 200 GHz will also be presented.