9 May 1988 Relativistic Klystron Amplifier
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Proceedings Volume 0873, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965085
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
The physics of modulation of an intense relativistic electron beam by an external microwave source and its usefulness for klystron-like devices are studied in this paper via experiment, theory, and simulation. It is found that the self fields of the electron beam, in general, intensify the current modulation produced by the external source. In the modulating gap, electron bunches may be generated instantaneously without the necessity of propagating the beam through a long drift tube. The excellent amplitude stability and the phase locking characteristics ( < 2°) of the modulated current, demonstrated in experiments, open new areas of research in high power microwave generation.
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M Friedman, M Friedman, J Krall, J Krall, Y Y Lau, Y Y Lau, V Serlin, V Serlin, } "Relativistic Klystron Amplifier", Proc. SPIE 0873, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation, (9 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.965085; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965085

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