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Millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter-wave vacuum electronics amplifier development at the US Naval Research Laboratory
Author(s): David K. Abe; Jeffrey P. Calame; Colin D. Joye; Alan M. Cook; John A. Pasour; Simon Cooke; Alexander N. Vlasov; Igor A. Chernyavskiy; Baruch Levush; Khanh T. Nguyen; Dean E. Pershing; David Chernin
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Paper Abstract

We present an overview of the theoretical and experimental research activities at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in the area of millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter-wave vacuum electronics. Amplifier and related circuit development ranging in frequency from 30 GHz to 1.35 THz at power levels from multi-kilowatts to watts will be described along with electron gun topologies that include single-, multiple-, and sheet electron beams. We also describe new ultra-violet photolithographic techniques that enable the fabrication of thick (up to 1000 μm), high vertical aspect ratio, solid copper structures with integrated beam tunnels with length-to-diameter aspects ratios of <500.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8624, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications VI, 86240H (27 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2012060
Show Author Affiliations
David K. Abe, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jeffrey P. Calame, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Colin D. Joye, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Alan M. Cook, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
John A. Pasour, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Simon Cooke, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Alexander N. Vlasov, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Igor A. Chernyavskiy, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Baruch Levush, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Khanh T. Nguyen, Beam-Wave Research, Inc. (United States)
Dean E. Pershing, Beam-Wave Research, Inc. (United States)
David Chernin, SAIC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8624:
Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications VI
Laurence P. Sadwick; Créidhe M. O'Sullivan, Editor(s)

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