8 July 1993 High average power from a high-current relativistic klystron
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Proceedings Volume 1872, Intense Microwave Pulses; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147455
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
We have operated a high-current relativistic klystron (5 kA, 500 kV) at a repetition rate of 200 Hz for 200 shots in a single burst. The modulated beam current was approximately 80% of the DC current. With 60 ns duration electrical pulses, the microwave pulses at 1.3 GHz were of 50 ns duration. The peak power during a pulse was 150 MW; the average power during the burst was 1.5 kW. We anticipate reaching 1 GW peak power and 9 kW average power with improvements to the extraction cavity.
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Jerrold S. Levine, Jerrold S. Levine, N. J. Cooksey, N. J. Cooksey, S. R. Pomeroy, S. R. Pomeroy, } "High average power from a high-current relativistic klystron", Proc. SPIE 1872, Intense Microwave Pulses, (8 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147455; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147455

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