Spontaneous pulse width limitation in S-band two-sectional vircator

Sergei D. Polevin, Sergei A. Kitsanov, Sergei D. Korovin, Boris M. Kovalchuk, Ivan K. Kurkan, Sergei V. Loginov, Igor V. Pegel, Sergei N. Volkov, Andrei A. Zherlitsyn

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Abstract

The paper presents a review of continuing studies on production of S-band microwave pulses in a two-sectional single-mode vircator [1, 2] based on long-pulse (sub-microsecond) high-voltage generators. The two pulsers were used (a) generator with inductive energy store and fuse opening switch and (b) generator based on Marx bank and water forming line. The peak microwave output was on the range of 1 GW. Substantial spontaneous shortening of the microwave pulse was observed (50-100 ns). Possible mechanisms for this phenomenon are discussed and supported by 3-D KARAT simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams - Proceedings, BEAMS-2004
Pages483-486
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS-2004 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 18 Jul 200423 Jul 2004

Other

Other15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams, BEAMS-2004
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period18.7.0423.7.04

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Polevin, S. D., Kitsanov, S. A., Korovin, S. D., Kovalchuk, B. M., Kurkan, I. K., Loginov, S. V., ... Zherlitsyn, A. A. (2004). Spontaneous pulse width limitation in S-band two-sectional vircator. In 15th International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams - Proceedings, BEAMS-2004 (pp. 483-486). [6220586]