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Theoretical And Experimental Investigation Of Reditrons
Author(s): T J.T Kwan; H A Davis; R D Fulton; E G Sherwood
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Paper Abstract

We have carried out theoretical and experimental study to optimize the efficiency of microwave production of the reditron. In the optimal configuration, we have achieved the production of 3.3 GW of microwave radiation at 10.0% efficiency with a very narrow spectrum centered at 2.15 GHz. This is roughly a factor of 3.5 increase in efficiency and about 3 in bandwidth narrowing over conventional vircators. In additon, we found that the use of cavities can achieved bandwidth narrowing, stability of frequency during repeated operation, improvement of mode selectivity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0873, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation, (9 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.965081
Show Author Affiliations
T J.T Kwan, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
H A Davis, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
R D Fulton, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
E G Sherwood, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0873:
Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation
Norman Rostoker, Editor(s)

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