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Second report on the experimental progress of the one microsecond, one kilojoule per pulse L-band relativistic klystron at Los Alamos
Author(s): William Brian Haynes; Bruce E. Carlsten; Ricky J. Faehl; Michael V. Fazio; Thomas J. T. Kwan; Ray M. Stringfield
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Paper Abstract

Work is continuing on a high-current relativistic klystron amplifier (RKA) with the goal of producing 1 kJ per pulse with a 1 microsecond(s) pulsewidth and a peak power of 1 GW. The three cavity tube has already produced pulses with more than 150 J and over 450 MW peak power. The original output cavity was thought to be limiting the performance, and a new cavity has been designed, built, and is now on-line and being conditioned up towards high power. Current experimental results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2154, Intense Microwave Pulses II, (13 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175745
Show Author Affiliations
William Brian Haynes, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Bruce E. Carlsten, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Ricky J. Faehl, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Michael V. Fazio, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Thomas J. T. Kwan, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Ray M. Stringfield, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


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

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