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Terahertz Spatial-Harmonic Magnetrons Development
Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Microwaves, Radar and Wireless Communications (MIKON 2014) (June 16-18, Gdansk, Poland), Vol. 2, pp.689-692 (2014)

N.I. Avtomonov, V.D. Naumenko, D.M. Vavriv and K. Schuenemann

The spatial-harmonic magnetron (SHM) is a tube, which utilizes a spatial harmonic of the RF field of a non pi-mode (usually the pi/2-mode or a neighboring one) for its operation. An overview of the most important results towards the development of THz sources on the basis of SHMs is presented. Characteristics and design solutions of the already developed and produced 95 - 225 GHz magnetrons are presented. The current status of the development of 320 GHz magnetron is discussed as well.