Technical Physics Letters

, Volume 43, Issue 9, pp 831–834 | Cite as

Generation of ultrashort microwave pulses in the sub-THz and THz range based on the cyclotron superradiance effect

  • R. M. Rozental
  • N. S. Ginzburg
  • I. V. Zotova
  • A. S. Sergeev
  • V. P. Tarakanov


The possibility of generating ultrashort microwave pulses in the sub-THz and THz range using the mechanism of cyclotron superradiance (SR) from electron bunches moving over helical trajectories in a homogeneous magnetic field is demonstrated in the framework of averaged model description of the electron–wave interaction and by particle-in-cell (PIC) numerical simulations. In a significantly oversized waveguide tract, selective excitation of the working mode is ensured for an electron bunch propagating at a velocity close to the group velocity of the SR pulse.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Rozental
    • 1
  • N. S. Ginzburg
    • 1
  • I. V. Zotova
    • 1
  • A. S. Sergeev
    • 1
  • V. P. Tarakanov
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesNizhny NovgorodRussia
  2. 2.National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)MoscowRussia
  3. 3.Joint Institute for High TemperaturesRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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