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Solid-state traveling-wave amplification in the collisionless regime

Gover, Avraham and Burrell, Keith H. and Yariv, Amnon (1974) Solid-state traveling-wave amplification in the collisionless regime. Journal of Applied Physics, 45 (11). pp. 4847-4851. ISSN 0021-8979. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GOVjap74b

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Abstract

Traveling-wave interaction between flowing plasma and electromagnetic wave supported by external slow wave structure is analyzed in the collisionless regime. The plasma is described with the collisionless Boltzmann equation and the interaction is analyzed using the coupled-mode approach. The analysis is applied to a plasma consisting of drifting charge carriers in a solid. Illustrative examples demonstrate interaction leading to wave growth for frequencies in the far-infrared regime. It is suggested that experimental measurement of wave growth or damping due to this effect can provide information about the velocity distribution of drifting carriers in the solid.


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Additional Information:©1974 American Institute of Physics. Received 20 May 1974; revised 8 August 1974. Research supported by the Office Of Naval Research and by the Army Research Office.
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