Monday, May 9, 2016

Abstract-A multimode terahertz-Orotron with the special Smith–Purcell radiation

a) Electronic mail:
Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 183510 (2016)

We proposed and investigated a terahertz Orotron, which is based on the recently revealed special Smith–Purcell radiation. It overcomes the main obstacles of the traditional Orotron in the terahertz region—unreachable high starting-current-density and low radiation power. With the experimentally available electron beam and facilities, its average output power can reach hundreds of milliwatts and even several watts in terahertz region, which is many orders of magnitude higher than that of the traditional Orotron. Additionally, it can be controlled to operate in ether the first or the second order mode, and the radiation frequency can extend from 0.1 THz to 1 THz. These remarkable advantages make it a promising terahertz source for practical applications.

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