Multi-frequency and multi-mode microwave identification in a vircator research

Chen Xupeng, James C. Dickens, L. L. Hatfield, John Mankowski, M. Kristiansen

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Abstract

In virtual cathode oscillator (VIRCATOR) research, multi-frequency and multi-mode microwaves are coupled out and propagate along a waveguide. Identifying the microwave propagating modes has become a priority work for further research on microwave radiation physical mechanisms. Generally, an antenna matrix at the end of an open waveguide, which can shape the radiated microwave power distribution, is used to identify the microwave propagating modes [1-2]. Actual microwave radiation mechanisms in a VIRCATOR are complicated. Multi propagating modes and multifrequency microwaves coexist simultaneously, which challenges the antenna matrix method. In this paper, based on microwave propagating theory in a waveguide, a new method is proposed to identify multi-frequency and multi-mode microwaves, which is partially justified by the experimental data at Texas Tech University.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC
Pages190-193
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2005Jun 17 2005

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference

Conference

Conference2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA
Period06/13/0506/17/05

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    Xupeng, C., Dickens, J. C., Hatfield, L. L., Mankowski, J., & Kristiansen, M. (2007). Multi-frequency and multi-mode microwave identification in a vircator research. In 2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC (pp. 190-193). [4084184] (Digest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2005.300557