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Chin. Phys. B, 2014, Vol. 23(11): 115101    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/23/11/115101

Microwave propagation with the gas breakdown

Wang Hui-Hui, Liu Da-Gang, Liu La-Qun, Meng Lin
School of Physical Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
Abstract  By combining the microwave propagation theory and the gas breakdown theory, the microwave propagation with the gas breakdown is analyzed theoretically. Particle-in-cell/Monte Carlo collision (PIC/MCC) simulations are carried out to verify the theoretical results. Based on this theoretical method, the breakdown phenomenon of the pulse microwave is analyzed. The results show that the product values of the initial electron density and the propagation length are the criterion to distinguish the pulse peak decline breakdown and the pulse width reduction breakdown. Furthermore, the energy transmission is also studied, which shows that the total output energy is approximately independent of the input electric field if the electric field is not extremely large.
Keywords:  microwave propagation      gas breakdown      particle-in-cell/Monte Carlo collision simulations  
Received:  05 May 2014      Revised:  21 May 2014      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  51.50.+v (Electrical properties)  
  92.60.Ta (Electromagnetic wave propagation)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11175040).
Corresponding Authors:  Wang Hui-Hui     E-mail:

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Wang Hui-Hui, Liu Da-Gang, Liu La-Qun, Meng Lin Microwave propagation with the gas breakdown 2014 Chin. Phys. B 23 115101

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