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Operation Of A Multigigawatt Relativistic Klystron Amplifier
Author(s): M. Friedman; V. Serlin; Y. Y. Lau; J. Krall
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses the new development of high power RF Klystron - like amplifiers using modulated intense relativistic electron beams. This research followed an earlier work in which the interaction between a high impedance ( 120 ohm) intense relativistic electron beam and a low power RF pulse resulted in the generation of coherent bunches of electrons with excellent amplitude and phase stabilities. In the present experiment a low impedance (30 Ohm) large diameter ( 14 cm ) annular electron beam of power ~ 8 gigawatts was modulated using an external RF source (Magnetron) of 0.5 megawatt power. The sequential interaction of the modulated electron beam with a structure generated a 3-gigawatt RF pulse that was radiated into the atmosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1989
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1061, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951774
Show Author Affiliations
M. Friedman, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
V. Serlin, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
Y. Y. Lau, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
J. Krall, S.A.I.C. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1061:
Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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