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Experimental and theoretical studies of the proposed MIT relativistic klystron amplifier
Author(s): George Bekefi; Palmyra Catravas; Chiping Chen; Ivan Mastovsky
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Paper Abstract

We report progress in experimental and theoretical development of the MIT 3.3 GHz relativistic klystron amplifier. An annular electron beam (approximately 400 kV, approximately 5 kA, 2 inch diameter) will be confined by an axial magnetic field (22.5 kG) provided by a superconducting magnet. A novel, compact first cavity embeds the electron gun. The RF power driving the cavity will be generated by a 1.5 MW tunable frequency (3.1 - 3.5 GHz) magnetron. Current bunching in the drift tube will be monitored with a series of electric and magnetic dipoles. Initial experiments will focus on the first cavity and the beam bunching it produces. The experimental set-up is designed to be as flexible as possible to facilitate optimization. Results will be compared with theory and simulations using MAGIC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1872, Intense Microwave Pulses, (8 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147472
Show Author Affiliations
George Bekefi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Palmyra Catravas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Chiping Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Ivan Mastovsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1872:
Intense Microwave Pulses
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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