Compact 1000 PPS high-voltage nanosecond pulse generator

Vladimir P. Gubanov, Sergei D. Korovin, Igor V. Pegel, Albert M. Roitman, Vladislav V. Rostov, Aleksei S. Stepchenko

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A compact high-voltage nanosecond generator is described with pulse repetition rate of up to 1000 pps. The generator includes a 30-Ω coaxial forming line charged by a built-in Tesla transformer with high coupling coefficient, and a high-voltage (N2) gas gap switch with gas circulating between the electrodes. The maximum forming line charge voltage is 450 kV, the pulse duration is ∼4 ns, and its amplitude for a matched load is up to 200 kV. The generator has been applied to create powerful sources of ultrawide-band electromagnetic radiation and nanosecond microwave pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-265
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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