The repetitive stacked Blumlein pulse power generators developed at the University of Texas at Dallas consist of several triaxial Blumleins stacked in series at one end. The lines are charged in parallel and synchronously commuted with a single switch at the other end. In this way, relatively low charging voltages are multiplied to give a high discharge voltage across an arbitrary load. Extensive characterization of these novel pulsers have been performed over the past few years. Results indicate that they are capable of producing high power waveforms with rise times and repetition rates in the range of 0.5-50 ns and 1-300 Hz, respectively, using a conventional thyratron, spark gap, or photoconductive switch. The progress in the development and use of stacked Blumlein pulse generators is reviewed. The technology and the characteristics of these novel pulsers driving flash x-ray diodes are discussed. (author). 4 figs., 5 refs.
Davanloo, F; Borovina, D L; Korioth, J L; Krause, R K; Collins, C B;  Agee, F J;  Kingsley, L E 
- Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX (United States). Center for Quantum Electronics
- US Air Force Phillips Lab., Kirtland AFB, NM (United States)
- US Army CECOM, Ft. Monmouth, NJ (United States)