O-type backward-wave oscillator
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O-type backward-wave oscillator[′ō ‚tīp ′bak·wərd ¦wāv ′äs·ə‚lad·ər]
A backward-wave tube in which an electron gun produces an electron beam focused longitudinally throughout the length of the tube, a slow-wave circuit interacts with the beam, and at the end of the tube a collector terminates the beam. Also known as O-type carcinotron; type-O carcinotron.
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