Multipactor breakdown in microwave pulses
Journal article, 2013

A theoretical investigation is made of the effect of finite pulse length on the multipactor breakdown condition for microwave signals. The analysis considers the case of multipactor between two parallel metallic plates, using the classical resonance theory. It is found that decreasing pulse length tends to successively eliminate higher order resonance zones and lead to a 'pulse hardening' of lower order modes where the multipactor-prone resonance zones shrink and the lower boundary breakdown field of the zones smoothly increases as the pulse becomes shorter, eventually to completely eliminate the multipactor effect for sufficiently short pulses.

Author

Joel Rasch

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy

Dan Anderson

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy

V. E. Semenov

Russian Academy of Sciences

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

0022-3727 (ISSN)

Vol. 46 50 505201

Subject Categories

Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics

DOI

10.1088/0022-3727/46/50/505201

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