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Noise performance of frequency- and phase-locked CW magnetrons operated as current-controlled oscillators.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/2005
<mark>Journal</mark>IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Issue number9
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)2096-2103
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Low-power continuous wave ``cooker'' magnetrons driven from industrial-quality switch-mode power supplies have been frequency locked by driving them as current-controlled oscillators in a phase-lock loop (PLL). The noise performance of these frequency-locked oscillators is reported as a function of heater power. The injection of -30- to -40-dB signals derived from the reference oscillator of the PLL into the magnetron's output waveguide while the anode current is controlled by the PLL is shown to phase lock the magnetron's output. Results for locking performance are presented.}

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