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Reflex-diode high-power microwave source on Aurora
Author(s): George A. Huttlin; Michael S. Bushell; D. B. Conrad; David P. Davis; K. L. Ebersole; Daniel C. Judy; P. A. Lezcano; Marc S. Litz; Nino R. Pereira; Brian G. Ruth; Douglas M. Weidenheimer; Forrest Jack Agee
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Paper Abstract

Work begun in 1986 is continuing on the reflex-diode oscillator mounted on one of the Aurora 10-MV 22- ci pulsers. The most recent work extracted microwaves radially into six rectangular WR-975 waveguides at the virtual cathode and into two additional arms a few meters downstream. Two of the waveguides were open-ended and radiated into an anechoic chamber. Diagnostics for radially extracted microwave energy included directional couplers card calorimeters and free-field sensors. The peak output is ''-50 3 per arm for the frequencies below 1. 0 (3Hz. Parameter variations have included the anode/cathode spacing and the positioning of a second anode foil. Dosimetry and electric field measurements were made to study beani dynamics in the drift region. Thus far the measurements suggest that our virtual cathode is weak. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1990
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1226, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18552
Show Author Affiliations
George A. Huttlin, Harry Diamond Labs. (United States)
Michael S. Bushell, Harry Diamond Labs. (United States)
D. B. Conrad, Harry Diamond Labs. (United States)
David P. Davis, Harry Diamond Labs. (United States)
K. L. Ebersole, Berkeley Research Associates (United States)
Daniel C. Judy, Berkeley Research Associates (United States)
P. A. Lezcano, Berkeley Research Associates (United States)
Marc S. Litz, Harry Diamond Labs. (United States)
Nino R. Pereira, Berkeley Research Associates (United States)
Brian G. Ruth, Harry Diamond Labs. (United States)
Douglas M. Weidenheimer, Berkeley Research Associates (United States)
Forrest Jack Agee, Harry Diamond Labs. (United States)


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

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