A forced gas-cooled single-disk window using silicon nitride composite for high power CW millimeter waves

T. Shimozuma, S. Morimoto, M. Sato, Y. Takita, S. Ito, S. Kubo, H. Idei, K. Ohkubo, T. Watari

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)


Silicon nitride composite as a candidate of a window material for high power CW (Continuous Wave) millimeter-waves was high power tested especially with a surface cooling by impinging gas nitrogen jets on the single-disk surface. Gas-cooling dramatically suppressed the temperature of the window disk even with gas flow rate of around 100 1/min. With gas cooling of 4651/min., 130kW CW power of HE11 mode could be transmitted through the silicon nitride window with a diameter of 88.9mm. The peak window temperature was completely saturated on 123.6°C. Without gas-cooling it did not saturate and reached 323°C during 30 seconds pulse. A possibility of 1MW CW single disk Brewster windows with a forced gas-cooling is discussed, resulting in convinced prospects of the windows with realistic size and thickness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1479-1493
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this