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Desktop subnanosecond pulser: research, development, and applications
Author(s): Gennady A. Mesyats; Valery G. Shpak; Sergey A. Shunailov; Michael I. Yalandin
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Paper Abstract

The studies on production of high-power high voltage pulses of subnanosecond duration having been performed at the Laboratory of Electron Accelerators are reviewed. The subnanosecond pulser we have created is a supplementary device for the earlier developed nanosecond repetitive pulsed power source RADAN 303. The principle of operation of the pulser is successive formation of the leading and trailing edges of the high voltage pulse with the use of high-pressure gas switches. Design versions with a different number of electrodes in the peaking spark gaps have been examined. With a four-electrode spark gap, a pulse of peak voltage 170 kV and FWHM duration 150 ps was produced across a 50 (Omega) load. The processes occurring in transportation of high voltage pulses through the coaxial section of the pulser have been analyzed. The data on the control of the output pulse parameters and typical jitter values are presented. The fields of possible applications of the pulser are discussed. The pulser has been proved in short-run tests at a pulse repetition rate of 100 pps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2154, Intense Microwave Pulses II, (13 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175753
Show Author Affiliations
Gennady A. Mesyats, Institute of Electrophysics (Russia)
Valery G. Shpak, Institute of Electrophysics (Russia)
Sergey A. Shunailov, Institute of Electrophysics (Russia)
Michael I. Yalandin, Institute of Electrophysics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2154:
Intense Microwave Pulses II
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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