18th September 2007 - 02:49 AM
Is it possible to create a beam of microwave energy from a magnetron by reflecting it back and forth such as a laser is created where light is reflected back and forth between two mirrors.
I have a magnetron which is fixed to a metal tube and I know that the hottest part in the tube is the middle of the tube. Microwaves tend to get concentrated towards the middle of the tube.
19th September 2007 - 12:03 AM
19th September 2007 - 02:18 PM
Your talking about a MASER. Same principle as a LASER but lower freq. Can you do it yourself with a magnetron and a couple of mirrors? That would be pretty impressive. A MASER, I believe, also needs a gas environment to be amplified in, otherwise I think your just talking about a TWT (Traveling Wave Tube amplifier).
Not alot of help, I know, but a few places to start I hope.