Synchronous extraction of energy from cavity resonators for X-band microwave radiation through a compact packet of five interference switches based on H tees has been experimentally analyzed. It is shown that switches can be completely synchronized and the synchronization conditions are determined. Microwave pulses have been generated upon synchronous extraction of energy from five single-mode cavities (power ∼0.8 MW, gain ∼12 dB, and width ∼3.2 ns) and from one superdimensional cavity (power ∼2.2 MW, gain ∼16.5 dB, and width ∼3.5 ns). The operation limits of X- and S-band microwave compressors with extraction of energy through a packet are estimated.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)