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

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Abstract

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
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes

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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

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