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Introduction to the Physics of Gyrotrons

Gregory S. Nusinovich
foreword by Victor Granatstein and Richard Temkin

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As unique sources of coherent high-power, microwave, and millimeter-wave radiation, gyrotrons are an essential part of the hunt for controlled fusion. Presently, gyrotrons are actively used for electron cyclotron resonance plasma heating and current drive in various controlled fusion reactors. These sources have been under development in many countries for more than forty years. In spite of their widespread use, however, there is as yet no single book to introduce non-specialists to this vital field.

Now Gregory S. Nusinovich, an early pioneer of the gyrotron and widely regarded today as the…

As unique sources of coherent high-power, microwave, and millimeter-wave radiation, gyrotrons are an essential part of the hunt for controlled fusion. Presently, gyrotrons are actively used for electron cyclotron resonance plasma heating and current drive in various controlled fusion reactors. These sources have been under development in many countries for more than forty years. In spite of their widespread use, however, there is as yet no single book to introduce non-specialists to this vital field.

Now Gregory S. Nusinovich, an early pioneer of the gyrotron and widely regarded today as the world's leading authority on the subject, explains the fundamental physical principles upon which gyrotrons and related devices operate. Nusinovich first sets forth some "rules of thumb" that allow readers to understand gyrotron operation in simple terms. He then explores the fundamentals of the general theory of gyrotrons and offers an overview of the various types of gyro-devices, including gyromonotrons, gyroklystrons, gyro-traveling-wave tubes, and gyrotwystrons. He explains not only the theory, linear and nonlinear, but also the practical challenges that users of such devices face.

This book will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students as well as to those who develop gyrotrons or who use them in various applications. It should also appeal to plasma physicists interested in charged-particle dynamics, as well as to applied physicists needing to know more about micro- and millimeter-wave technologies.

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Gregory Nusinovich is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on gyrotrons, and his book is a substantial and stimulating piece of work that makes a distinct and very original contribution to the field.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Part I: Introduction to Gyrodevices
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Gyrotron Arrangement
Part II: Theory of Gyrotron Oscillators and Amplifiers
Chapter 3. Linear Theory of the

Foreword
Preface
Part I: Introduction to Gyrodevices
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Gyrotron Arrangement
Part II: Theory of Gyrotron Oscillators and Amplifiers
Chapter 3. Linear Theory of the Gyromonotron
Chapter 4. Nonlinear Theory of the Gyromonotron (Single-Mode Treatment)
Chapter 5. Mode Interaction in the Gyromonotron
Chapter 6. Linear Theory of the Gyro-TWT
Chapter 7. Nonlinear Theory of the Gyro-TWT
Chapter 8. Theory of Gyroklystrons
Chapter 9. Fluctuations: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Noise
Part III: The Development of Gyrodevices
Chapter 10. Gyrotron Oscillators for Controlled Fusion Experiments
Chapter 11. Gyroklystrons
Chapter 12. Gyro-Traveling-Wave Tubes
Chapter 13. Other Types of Gyrodevices
Summary
Appendix 1: Derivation of Gyro-Averaged Equations
Appendix 2: Wave Excitation by Electron Beams in Waveguides
Appendix 3: Derivation of the Self-Consistent Set of Equations for the Gyro-TWT
References
Index

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Gregory S. Nusinovich

Gregory S. Nusinovich is a senior research scientist at the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics at the University of Maryland and Fellow of The American Physical Society and The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.