Coherence effects

Gulec A., Teke E., Bozdogan F., Kekez M. M. , Oksuz L.

IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference (IPMHVC), California, United States Of America, 3 - 07 June 2012, pp.816-820 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ipmhvc.2012.6518871
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.816-820


In this study coherence effects are considered. The theoretical model is presented together with the experimental evidence. It is observed that the coherence effects are responsible for the pulse-shortening phenomenon observed in most high power microwave (HPM) systems. If the interaction of electromagnetic (radiation) wave with electron beams and plasma in the resonant cavity are taken fully into account, it is believed that the coherence effects will not appear and the next generation of HPM devices could be possible.