- Jul 15, 2018
Latest 42 GHz Gyrotron for India's fusion reactor may be For SST 2 (Not Sure).
Gyrotrons are the most advanced high power sources of millimeter wavelength radiation.
They have been used for many years in electron-cyclotron-wave (ECW) systems of many existing fusion installations.
Typically modern gyrotrons produce power of 0.5...0.8 MW in pulses of 2-3 seconds, or lower power in longer pulses (e.g. 300-400 kW in pulses up to 10-15 seconds). For the next generation of fusion installations, such as ITER systems based on gyrotrons capable to produce 1MW/CW radiation are considered.