2nd harmonic gyrotron simulation with CST STUDIO SUITE
M. Balk, K. Avramidis, S. Illy, C. Wu
Proc. IEEE Int. Vacuum Electronics Conf. (IVEC), 2017, Apr, pp. 1–2
The 2nd harmonic operation of a Gyrotron is very attractive as the B-field can be reduced by half. However, due to the sensitivity of this operation, it is challenging to simulate this efficiently in a 3D Particle in Cell (PIC) code. This paper shows aspects to keep in mind when simulating a 2nd harmonic Gyrotron within the PIC code of CST STUDIO SUITE®.