Efficiency optimization for quasi-optical gyrotrons
Optimisation studies for resonator cavities of quasi-optical gyrotrons have been carried out. With the constraint that the RF field is limited by peak power load on the mirrors, the electronic efficiency can have a value up to 10% higher than the confocal results by using spherical mirrors with g=1-d/R close to -1. Optimised nonspherical cavities yield similar results. When output coupling through circular slots is considered, confocal (g=0) as well as more extreme designs near the resonator stability boundary are less favourable and the optimum configurations found are spherical mirrors with g-factors of about -0.3, -0.6, and possibly -0.75.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: LRP 305/86 EN (1989)
Availability: Available from Confédération Suisse, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 21 avenue des Bains, CH-1007 Lausanne (CH)
Record Number: 199010114 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
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