9 May 1988 Theoretical And Experimental Investigation Of Reditrons
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Proceedings Volume 0873, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation; (1988); doi: 10.1117/12.965081
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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.
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T J.T Kwan, H A Davis, R D Fulton, E G Sherwood, "Theoretical And Experimental Investigation Of Reditrons", Proc. SPIE 0873, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation, (9 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.965081; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965081

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