1 April 1991 Development of the Aurora high-power microwave source
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Proceedings Volume 1407, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43490
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Work begun in 1986 has continued on the reflex-diode oscillator mounted on one of the four Aurora $OM10-MV, $OM22-(Omega) pulse lines. This is a preliminary report on the most recent work, which extracted microwaves radially into 18 rectangular WR-975 waveguides around the virtual cathode. Two additional arms upstream of the anode extracted microwaves around the real cathode. Vestigial-loop, waveguide directional couplers measured the radially extracted microwave energy. The output is typically 50 to 100 J/arm, for the frequencies between 0.6 and 1.0 GHz. Effects were compared from two cathode tips differing by a factor of $OM2 in diameter. Additional parameter variations have included the anode/cathode spacing and the positioning of a second foil.
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George A. Huttlin, George A. Huttlin, D. B. Conrad, D. B. Conrad, S. Gavnoudias, S. Gavnoudias, Daniel C. Judy, Daniel C. Judy, Carl J. Lazard, Carl J. Lazard, Marc S. Litz, Marc S. Litz, Nino R. Pereira, Nino R. Pereira, Douglas M. Weidenheimer, Douglas M. Weidenheimer, } "Development of the Aurora high-power microwave source", Proc. SPIE 1407, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43490; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43490

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