Relativistic gigawatt BWT microwave pulse duration increased upon treating the slow-wave structure surface with a low-energy high-current electron beam

A. V. Batrakov, K. V. Karlik, S. A. Kitsanov, Alexey Ivanovich Klimov, I. N. Konovalov, S. D. Korovin, G. A. Mesyats, G. E. Ozur, I. V. Pegel', S. D. Polevin, D. I. Proskurovskiǐ, M. Yu Sukhov

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A new method of insulator surface treatment, which allows the electric strength of the material to be increased, is proposed and verified. Using this method for treating the slow-wave structure of a relativistic backward wave tube (BWT), the microwave pulse duration was increased from ∼6 to ∼30 ns at an output BWT radiation power of 3 GW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-152
Number of pages3
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2001
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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