Decimeter-band frequency-tunable sources of high-power microwave pulses

Sergei D. Korovin, Ivan K. Kurkan, Sergey V. Loginov, Igor V. Pegel, Sergei D. Polevin, Sergei N. Volkov, Andrey A. Zherlitsyn

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This article describes S-band sources of high-power microwave (HPM) pulses: a resonant backward wave oscillator (BWO) producing ∼5-GW, 100-J pulses, based on the SINUS-7 electron accelerator, and a double-section vircator with a peak power of ∼1 GW and a pulse width of 20-50 ns, powered from either the SINUS-7 accelerator or the MARINA inductive-store pulse driver with a fuse opening switch.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-185
Number of pages11
JournalLaser and Particle Beams
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Frequency tunability
  • Fuse opening switch
  • High-power microwaves
  • Repetitive high-current accelerator
  • Vircator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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