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Simulation of beam-gap interactions and microwave extraction in the NRL relativistic klystron amplifier
Author(s): Richard F. Hubbard; Martin Lampe; Moshe Friedman; Victor Serlin; R. F. Fernsler; S. P. Slinker; I. Haber; Denis G. Colombant
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Paper Abstract

Axisymmetric simulation codes have been extensively used to model relativistic klystron amplifier (RKA) devices. However, the inductively loaded wide gap cavity, which has been reported by Friedman, et al. and Serlin, et al. (these proceedings) contains several axial rods in the gap and thus is inherently nonaxisymmetric. An external circuit model has been incorporated into the axisymmetric simulation code MASK to treat the inductive structure. The structure is intended to allow much higher dc currents to propagate without the formation of a virtual cathode while allowing rf fields to penetrate. Simulation results confirm this picture and are in good agreement with preliminary experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2154, Intense Microwave Pulses II, (13 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175774
Show Author Affiliations
Richard F. Hubbard, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Martin Lampe, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Moshe Friedman, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Victor Serlin, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
R. F. Fernsler, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
S. P. Slinker, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
I. Haber, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Denis G. Colombant, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


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

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