Overview of recent theoretical studies on E×B multistage depressed collector designs for gyrotrons
I. Pagonakis, C. Wu, K. Avramidis, G. Gantenbein, S. Illy, M. Thumm, J. Jelonnek
Proc. 42th Int. Conf. Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz waves (IRMMW-THz), 2017, Sep
The key to increase the gyrotron efficiency to a level significantly higher than 50~% is the development of a highly efficient collector system for the recovery of the spent electron beam energy. In this context, a significant effort has been dedicated at KIT during the last years in order to design a reliable, robust and efficient multistage collector system. For this purpose several design approaches have been theoretically and numerically investigated. An overview of the results of these studies will be presented.