Formation of Powerful Multiharmonic Electromagnetic Wave by Two Stream Superheterodyne Klystron Free Electron Laser with Helical Electron Beam

Authors A.V. Lysenko1, I.I. Volk1, G.A. Oleksiienko1, A.Ju. Brusnyk2

1Sumy State University, 2, Rimsky Korsakov Str., 40007 Sumy, Ukraine

2National Aviation University, 1, Kosmonavt Komarov Ave., 03680 Kiev, Ukraine

Issue Volume 10, Year 2018, Number 5
Dates Received 22 June 2018; revised manuscript received 24 October 2018; published online 29 October 2018
Citation A.V. Lysenko1, I.I. Volk1, G.A. Oleksiienko1, A.Ju. Brusnyk, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 10 No 5, 05002 (2018)
PACS Number(s) 41.60.Cr, 52.35. – g, 52.35.Mw
Keywords Two-stream superheterodyne free-electron lasers, Two-stream instability, Helical electron beams, Three-wave parametric resonances.

We elaborated a self-consistent cubic-nonlinear theory of multiharmonic two-stream superheterodyne free-electron lasers (TSFELs) of klystron type with helical relativistic electron beams (REBs). We investigated the operation mode, in which the first harmonic of electromagnetic signal is much less than the two-stream instability critical frequency. We accounted plural three-wave resonant interactions of different wave types. It was demonstrated that application of helical beams in TSFEL klystrons allows achieving a powerful multiharmonic electromagnetic signal with wider frequency spectrum compared with TSFEL based on straight beams. We showed that growth rates of electromagnetic waves in TSFELs with helical beams are substantially higher and the saturation lengths are much shorter. It allows decreasing longitudinal dimensions of TSFELs. We illustrated the application perspective of the klystron type TSFELs with helical REBs in the field of powerful multiharmonic electromagnetic waves with wide frequency spectrum forming.

List of References

English version of article