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High-frequency operation of the relativistic klystron amplifier
Author(s): Victor Serlin; Moshe Friedman
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Paper Abstract

The operation of the Relativistic Klystron Amplifier (RKA) was extended to higher frequencies. The 5 kA, 4 cm-diameter, 0.5 MeV Intense Relativistic Electron Beam (IREB) was fully modulated at 3.5 GHz. The RF from this IREB was extracted into a coaxial transmission line, in a TEM mode, and subsequently radiated into the atmosphere through a horn sealed with a lucite vacuum window. Radiated power level of 150 Megawatts was achieved. Work is in progress on a similar RKA operating at 9.4 GHz, using a 1.4 cm-diameter electron beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1629, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams III, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137121
Show Author Affiliations
Victor Serlin, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Moshe Friedman, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1629:
Intense Microwave and Particle Beams III
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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