Accession Number : AD0270136

Title :   A STUDY OF PLASMA INTERACTION WITH TRAVELING WAVES

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS

Personal Author(s) : PAIK,S.F.

Report Date : 25 OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Properties of a transmission system consisting of a plasma column and a slow-wave circuit are investigated. The effect of the presence of plasma on the natural propagating mode of the circuit is investigated, including the secondorder effects in plasma. A study of coupled modes of propagation involving a helix and a space-charge mode of the plasma column is presented. The experimental work carried out to measure the coupled modes of propagation is described. The parametric gain of a forward-wave amplifier, using a helix as the traveling-wave circuit, is calculated using the measured values of circuit parameters. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GAS DISCHARGES, *PARAMETRIC AMPLIFIERS, *PARTICLES, *OSCILLATION, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *SPACE CHARGE, *TRANSMISSION LINES, DYNAMICS, HELIXES, MICROWAVE AMPLIFIERS, MOTION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), PROPAGATION, TRAVELING WAVE TUBES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE