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Status of experiments at LLNL on high-power X-band microwave generators
Author(s): Timothy L. Houck; Glen A. Westenskow
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Paper Abstract

The Microwave Source Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is studying the application of induction accelerator technology to high-power microwave generators suitable for linear collider power sources. We report on the results of two experiments, both using the Choppertron's 11.4 GHz modulator and a 5-MeV, 1-kA induction beam. The first experimental configuration has a single traveling-wave output structure designed to produce in excess of 300 MW in a single fundamental waveguide. This output structure consists of 12 individual cells, the first two incorporating de-Q-ing circuits to dampen higher order resonant modes. The second experiment studies the feasibility of enhancing beam to microwave power conversion by accelerating a modulated beam with induction cells. Referred to as the `reacceleration experiment,' this experiment consists of three traveling-wave output structures designed to produce about 125 MW per output and two induction cells located between the outputs. Status of current and planned experiments are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2154, Intense Microwave Pulses II, (13 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175776
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy L. Houck, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Glen A. Westenskow, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


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

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