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Title: Solid-State Powered X-band Accelerator

Abstract

In this report we disseminate the hot test results of an X-band 100-W solid state amplifier chain for linear accelerator (linac) applications. Solid state power amplifiers have become increasingly attractive solutions for achieving high power in radar and maritime applications. Here the performance of solid state amplifiers when driving an RF cavity is investigated. Commercially available, matched and fully-packaged GaN on SiC HEMTs are utilized, comprising a wideband driver stage and two power stages. The amplifier chain has a high poweradded- efficiency and is able to supply up to ~1.2 MV/m field gradient at 9.2 GHz in a simple test cavity, with a peak power exceeding 100 W. These findings set forth the enabling technology for solid-state powered linacs.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1346533
Report Number(s):
SLAC-R-1075
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Othman, Mohamed A.K., Nann, Emilio A., Dolgashev, Valery A., Tantawi, Sami, and Neilson, Jeff. Solid-State Powered X-band Accelerator. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1346533.
Othman, Mohamed A.K., Nann, Emilio A., Dolgashev, Valery A., Tantawi, Sami, & Neilson, Jeff. Solid-State Powered X-band Accelerator. United States. doi:10.2172/1346533.
Othman, Mohamed A.K., Nann, Emilio A., Dolgashev, Valery A., Tantawi, Sami, and Neilson, Jeff. Mon . "Solid-State Powered X-band Accelerator". United States. doi:10.2172/1346533. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1346533.
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abstractNote = {In this report we disseminate the hot test results of an X-band 100-W solid state amplifier chain for linear accelerator (linac) applications. Solid state power amplifiers have become increasingly attractive solutions for achieving high power in radar and maritime applications. Here the performance of solid state amplifiers when driving an RF cavity is investigated. Commercially available, matched and fully-packaged GaN on SiC HEMTs are utilized, comprising a wideband driver stage and two power stages. The amplifier chain has a high poweradded- efficiency and is able to supply up to ~1.2 MV/m field gradient at 9.2 GHz in a simple test cavity, with a peak power exceeding 100 W. These findings set forth the enabling technology for solid-state powered linacs.},
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year = {Mon Mar 06 00:00:00 EST 2017},
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