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Relativistic klystron amplifier II: high-frequency operation
Author(s): Victor Serlin; Moshe Friedman; Yue Ying Lau; Jonathan Krall
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Paper Abstract

The operation of the Relativistic Klystron Amplifier (RKA) was extended to higher frequencies. A 5 kA, 4 cm-diameter, 0.5 MeV Intense Relativistic Electron Beam (IREB) was fully modulated at 3.5 GHz. The RF from this IREB was extracted into a coaxial transmission line, in a TEM mode, and subsequently converted adiabatically into a rectangular TE11 mode. Finally, the RF was radiated into the atmosphere through a rectagular horn sealed with a lucite vacuum window. In a related experiment a 5 kA IREB was self-modulated by a mechanism similar to the RKA at a frequency of 8 GHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1407, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43475
Show Author Affiliations
Victor Serlin, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Moshe Friedman, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Yue Ying Lau, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jonathan Krall, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1407:
Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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