18 November 1989 Preliminary Results From The University Of Maryland X-Band Gyroklystron
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Proceedings Volume 1039, 13th Intl Conf on Infrared and Millimeter Waves; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.978416
Event: 13th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 1987, Honolulu, HI, United States
Abstract
The results of scaling studies for the next generation of linear electron-positron colliders have demonstrated a need for high pulse power, high efficiency, high gain microwave (8-30 GHz) amplifiers.1 As part of our investigation into the suitability of gyrotron amplifiers for this application, we are constructing an X-band gyroklystron which is predicted to achieve a peak power of 30-50 MW2. A schematic of the major subsystems of the initial two-cavity gyroklystron is shown in Fig. 1. The modulator supplies a 500 kV, 200 A, 1.5 its pulse with an intermediate voltage to a double-anode Magnetron Injection Gun (MIG). The MIG generates a rotating beam which passes through the circuit after being adiabatically compressed. The beam's phase-space distribution is modulated by a microwave signal which is injected into the first cavity. Energy is extracted axially through a coupling aperture in the second cavity and travels through a nonlinear waveguide to a half-wavelength output window. The beam expands in the decreasing magnetic field and impinges on a 35 cm section of the output waveguide. A directional coupler and water calorimeter (not shown) measure the peak and average microwave power. The nominal parameters of this configuration are listed in Table I and details of these subsystems are discussed below.
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W. Lawson, W. Lawson, J. Calame, J. Calame, M. Skopec, M. Skopec, D. Welsh, D. Welsh, B. Hogan, B. Hogan, M. Naimann, M. Naimann, J. Renbaum, J. Renbaum, M. E. Read, M. E. Read, } "Preliminary Results From The University Of Maryland X-Band Gyroklystron", Proc. SPIE 1039, 13th Intl Conf on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, (18 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.978416; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.978416
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