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Experimental studies of the MIT 3.3-GHz relativistic klystron amplifier
Author(s): Palmyra Catravas; Wen Hu; Chiping Chen; Ivan Mastovsky; George Bekefi
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Paper Abstract

We report experiments on a 3.3 GHz relativistic klystron amplifier. The MIT RKA has a compact and flexible design. The central component of this experiment is a novel compact input cavity in which an explosive emission electron gun is embedded. The electron gun generates a 5 kA, 350 kV annular electron beam with 1.9 cm radius and 2 mm thickness. The beam is confined by a 10 - 17 kG solenoidal magnetic field produced by a superconducting magnet. Up to 5% of beam current modulation has been observed. Magnetic and electric probes placed along the drift tube are used to study beam bunching. Theoretical calculations and MAGIC simulations show good agreement with experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1994
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2154, Intense Microwave Pulses II, (13 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175740
Show Author Affiliations
Palmyra Catravas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Wen Hu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Chiping Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Ivan Mastovsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
George Bekefi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2154:
Intense Microwave Pulses II
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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