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Particle simulation of relativistic klystron amplifier
Author(s): H. C. Chen; Robert A. Stark; Virginia M. Ayres
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Paper Abstract

The generation of large amplitude, monochromatic current modulation of an intense relativistic electron beam (500 keV, 16 KA) by an external microwave source through a series of cavities has been studied via particle simulation. In the case of two cavity geometry, the nonlinear interaction of the second cavity with the partially modulated beam driven by various strengths of external rf source has been investigated. Various geometric configurations for cavity and gap size and cavity separation have been studied to assess feasibility and prioritized configurations for the efficient operation of relativistic klystron amplifier. A three cavity RKA was proposed for the future extra-high power microwave generation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1629, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams III, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137112
Show Author Affiliations
H. C. Chen, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Robert A. Stark, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Virginia M. Ayres, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1629:
Intense Microwave and Particle Beams III
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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