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Title: Electron-Beam Switches For A High Peak Power Sled-II Pulse Compressor

Omega-P demonstrated triggered electron-beam switches on the L=2 m dual-delay-line X-band pulse compressor at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). In those experiments, with input pulses of up to 9 MW from the Omega-P/NRL X-band magnicon, output pulses having peak powers of 140-165 MW and durations of 16-20 ns were produced, with record peak power gains M of 18-20. Switch designs are described based on the successful results that should be suitable for use with the existing SLAC SLED-II delay line system, to demonstrate C=9, M=7, and n>>78%, yielding 173ns compressed pulses with peak powers up to 350MW with input of a single 50-MW.
  1. Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)
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Technical Report
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Omega-P, Inc., New Haven, CT (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS RF pulse compressor; electron beam switches high power microwaves