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Title: Experimental investigation of a relativistic magnetron with diffraction output on a repetitive short pulse generator

An experimental investigation of a relativistic Magnetron with Diffraction Output (MDO) on a short voltage pulse generator, which has maximum repetition rate of 100 Hz and plateau of 2.5 ns, is detailed in this paper. Compared to the conversional solid cathode, a direct Density Modulation Cathode is capable for desired microwave radiation. When applied voltage is 200 kV and axial magnetic field is ∼0.12 T, the MDO radiates 120 MW of microwave with 2.3 GHz of central frequency. Power conversion efficiency reaches 22%. Pulse duration is 3 ns. At repetition rates of 50 Hz and 100 Hz, output microwave powers range from 90 MW to 120 MW. Life time is up to 10{sup 4} shots.
Authors:
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  1. College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan 410073 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253032
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CATHODES; DIFFRACTION; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETRONS; MEGAWATT POWER RANGE; MICROWAVE RADIATION; PULSE GENERATORS; RELATIVISTIC RANGE