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Master-oscillator-driven phase-locked vircator array
Author(s): Henry M. Sze; David Price; Bruce D. Harteneck; N. J. Cooksey
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Paper Abstract

Phase locking of a vircator array driven by a relativistic magnetron in a pure master-slave configuration has been achieved. A single high voltage pulse drives the relativistic magnetron and the vircator array in series. Phase locking occurs for 40 ns. The time required to lock is z. 10 ns. The peak array power is . 1 GW. The injection ratio p and allowable frequency difference 1M relationship required for phase locking is examined. The results suggest that the Adler''s inequality p (OlAf) f is a necessary but not sufficient condition to predict phase locking. A hybrid configuration in which the driven vircators are also mutually connected together has also been attempted. Phase locking is observed with better phase stability than in the pure master-slave configuration. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1990
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1226, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18550
Show Author Affiliations
Henry M. Sze, Physics International Co. (United States)
David Price, Physics International Co. (United States)
Bruce D. Harteneck, Physics International Co. (United States)
N. J. Cooksey, Physics International Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1226:
Intense Microwave and Particle Beams
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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