Performance of X-band pulsed magnicon amplifier

O. A. Nezhevenko, V. P. Yakovlev, J. L. Hirshfield, E. V. Kozyrev, S. H. Gold, A. W. Fliflet, A. K. Kinkead

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A frequency-doubling magnicon amplifier at 11.4 GHz has been developed and built as the prototype of an alternative microwave source for the Next Linear Collider, and to test high power RF components and accelerating structures. The tube is designed to produce ∼60 MW, in ∼1.2 μsec pulses at 58% efficiency and 59 dB gain, using a 470 kV, 220 A, 2 mm-diameter beam. Recent results of the tube performance are presented in this paper. Operation of this magnicon has established a research facility located at NRL as only the second laboratory in the USA, after SLAC, where high-power microwave development at the NLC X-band frequency can take place.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventPAC 2003 - Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: May 12 2003May 16 2003


OtherPAC 2003 - Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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