NONLINEAR DYNAMICS IN A MULTIPLE CAVITY KLYSTRON OSCILLATOR WITH DELAYED FEEDBACK B.S. Dmitriev, D.V. Klokotov, N.M. Ryskin, A.M. Shigaev, Y u D . Zharkov, 155 Moskovskaya str., Department of Nonlinear Physics, Saratov State University, 41 0012, Saratov, Russia, [email protected]

Research of non-stationary oscillation regimes, including the chaotic ones, in various vacuum microwave electron devices is among the most important problems of contemporary microwave electronics. The aim of those studies is a development of powerful microwave noiselike radiation sources with a relatively wide band that have a number of interesting practical applications such as noise radar technology, chaotic-based communications, and microwave plasma heating. Among them, a multiple-cavity delayed feedback klystron oscillator is one of the most promising [1,2]. This report presents the results of theoretical and experimental research of a delayed feedback klystron oscillator, both in autonomous and non-autonomous modes (under external driving). Theoretical models of klystron oscillators have been developed in a form of systems of delayed differential equations. A comprehensive theoretical and numerical analysis of has revealed that self-excitation threshold is 2n-periodic in v (“oscillation zones”), where y is the phase of the feedback parameter. Each zone corresponds to one eigenmode of an oscillator. In the centers of the zones, at \I/ = yap,, threshold value of starting current is minimal. Near the boundaries of two adjacent zones there is a region of bistability and oscillation hysteresis where either of the two eigenmodes can survive as a result of a mode competition process, depending on the initial conditions. As an example, Fig. 1 represents the self-excitation and self-modulation boundaries on the CL,^ parameter plane, calculated for the model of a three-cavity klystron (1). Experimental researches were carried out on an S-band five-cavity klystron of medium power level with double-gap cavities operating on the n-mode. The input cavity was connected with the output one by a coaxial feedback line. To identify the oscillating regimes, oscillograms of the output signal envelope, its full spectrum, phase portrait, and averaged power level were measured. As control parameters, the electron beam current and the level of the feedback were used. With the increase of the beam current transitions first to periodic and then to chaotic selfmodulation via period doubling scenario. By tuning the beam current and the level of feedback chaotic oscillations with 32 MHz bandwidth and 40 W output power were detected. Study of the oscillator under external driving provided by harmonic signal was carried out. The signal was amplified by the TWT and sent to the klystron feedback circuit through directional coupler. The current of the electron beam, the amount of feedback, the amplitude and

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the extemal signal detuning frequency were used as the controlling parameters of the system. Varying of the driving power and frequency leads to substantial change of oscillation regimes. Suppression of chaotic oscillations as well as transition from regular oscillations to chaotic ones induced by harmonic driving were observed experimentally. Fig. 2 shows the areas of chaotic dynamics in (P,Q) coordinates where P is the external signal power, Q is the extemal signal frequency detuning Q = 2T(f0 - f s x , ) ,Tis the time of delay in the feedback circuit. The work is supported by grants of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Program “Universities of Russia -Fundamental Research’.


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Fig. 1. Boundaries of self-excitation and self-modulation on the a, plane for three-cavity klystron, y = 0.5, m

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Fig. 2 . Areas of chaotic dynamics on the (P,Q)parameter plane

1. Dmitriev B.S., Ryskin N.M., Shigaev A.M., Zharkov Yu.D. // Joumal of Communications Technology and Electronics, 2001, V.46, No. 5, pp. 561-566. 2. Dmitriev B.S., Klokotov D.V., Ryskin N.M., Shigaev A.M., Zharkov Yu.D. //Proceedings of 3-d IEEE Intemational Vacuum Electronics Conference

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