Chapter 1 Quasi-Optical Components Theory and Experiments. Measurement of Near-Megawatt Millimeter-Wave Beams; V.I. Malygin et al. Oversized Transmission Lines for Gyrotron-Based Technological Ovens and Plasma-Chemical Reactors; A. Bogdashov et al. Development of Lumped and Distributed Models for Accurate Measurements of Q-Factors of Quasi-Optical Resonators; B. Kapilevich. The Mode-Matching Technique and Fast Numerical Models of Arbitrary Coordinate Waveguide Objects; A.A. Kirilenko et al. Electric Field Integral Equation Analysis and Advanced Optimization of Quasi-Optical Launchers used in High Power Gyrotrons; J. Neilson. Comparison of Two Optimization Criteria for Quasi-Optical Power Transmission Lines; N.N. Voitovich et al. A General Purpose Electromagnetic Code for Designing Microwave Components; W. Bruns, H. Henke.-
Chapter 2 Quasi-Optical Devices and Systems.
Amplification and Generation of High-Power Microwave by Relativistic Electron Beams in Sectioned Systems; B. Abubakirov et al. Microwave Devices with Helically Corrugated Waveguides; V.L. Bratman et al. Quasi-Optical Transmission Lines at CIEMAT and at GPI; A. Fernández et al. Superradiance of Intense Electron Bunches; N. Ginzburg et al. Transmission Line Components for a Future Millimeter-Wave High-Gradient Linear Accelerator; L. Hirshfield et al. Ferrite Phase Shifters for Ka Band Array Antennas; Yu. B. Korchemkin et al. Propagation of Wave Trains of Finite Extent on Wide, Thin-Walled Electron Beams; E. Schamiloglu, N. Kovalev. Quasi-Optical Multiplexers for Space Communication and Radar with Synthesized Frequency Band; M. Petelin et al. Active Compression of Rf Pulses; A.L. Vikharev et al. Control of Intense Millimeter Wave Propagation by Tailoring the Dispersive Properties of the Medium; A. Yahalom, Y. Pinhasi. High-Power Millimetre Wave Transmission Systems and Components for Electron Cyclotron Heating of Fusion Plasmas; W.Kasparek et al. Space-Frequency Model of Ultra Wide-Band Interactions in Millimeter Wave Masers; Y. Pinhasi et al.-
Chapter 3 Applications of Quasi-Optical Systems.
Bi-Static Forward-Scatter Radar with Space-Based Transmitter; A.B. Blyakhman. Analysis of Nanosecond Gigawatt Radar; A.B. Blyakhman et al. High-Power Microwave Spectroscopy; G.Yu. Golubiatnikov. A Multipactor Threshold in Waveguides: Theory and Experiment; J. Puech et al. Quasi-Optical Mode Converters in Advance High-Power Gyrotrons for Nuclear Fusion Plasma Heating; M. Thumm et al. Radar and Communication Systems: Some Trends of Development; A.A. Tolkachev et al. On Antenna Systems for Space Applications; K. van't Klooster. Intense Microwave Pulse Transmission through Electrically Controlled Ferrite Phase Shifters; N. Kolganov et al.-
Index of Authors.
Between February 17 and 20, 2004, approximately fifty scientists from ten countries came together at the Institute of Applied Physics (IAP), Nizhny Novgorod, Russia to participate in a NATO sponsored Advanced Research Workshop whose appellation is re flected in the title of this volume, namely Quasi Optical Control of Intense Microwave Transmission. The fashionable label "quasi optical " has come into use in recent decades to denote structures whose characteristic dimensions exceed (sometimes by large factors) the free space radiation wavelength. Such structures were and are developed to replace the traditional single eigenmode ones in situations when high frequenc ies (short wavelengths) are combined with high powers, a combination that could otherwise lead to RF breakdown and high Ohmic wall heating rates. Treatments of guided wave propagation in oversized structures is aimed at pr eserving the propagating field coherence and thus to provide efficient transmission of RF power to remote destinations such as antennas, microwave ovens, plasma chemical reactors, nuclear fusion machines, and the like.
Theory of electromagnetic transmission in over-moded, open structures
Applications affecting advanced radar and communications, heating and current drive in fusion plasmas, high-gradient linear accelerators, material processing
New computational methods for analysis of electromagnetic transmission in open structures
Recent measurements of detailed properties of quasi-optical structures