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[–] littul_kitton 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Because the device is a resonator. Once a microwave photon is injected into it, it bounces around numerous times before being absorbed by the walls of the apparatus. I would not be surprised to learn that the average number of bounces (Q factor) is 100, which would give them a resonator power of 10,000 watts. If Q were 1000 and they put in 1000 watts, the resonator power would be a million watts. At some point the high voltages will start causing electric arcs inside the apparatus.

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[–] The_Cat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's really not how any of that works.