Pulsed-power diode generation of high-power microwaves [electronic resource].
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1983.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Los Alamos National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- The generation of microwave radiation at gigahertz frequencies in high-voltage pulsed-power diodes has been investigated with electromagnetic particle simulations. Pulsed power in the form of a 0.5-1.0 MV, TEM wave is fed to the diode via a 5-cm diameter cylindrical stalk onto which a 30-cm diameter cathode has been mounted. Located some 3 to 5 cm in front of the cathode is a foil anode grid. As the TEM wave propagates between the stalk and an outer cylindrical cage (70-cm diameter) a stream of electrons are emitted off the stalk when the local electric field exceeds 200 kV/cm. This flow is then magnetically insulated and confined by the induced B/sub theta/ fields resulting from the 25- to 50-kA current flow within the stalk. Convex shaping of the cathode surface allows the emitted electrons to form a virtual cathode beyond the grid, then phase bunch to produce narrow bandwidth 1-GHz microwaves over an area equal to that of the cathode. The electromagnetic radiation from the dipole-like electron motions centered on the grid, which follow closely the classical Barkhausen-Kurz description, are reported.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:la-ur-83-2622
E 1.99: conf-830911-31
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5. international conference on high power particle beams, San Francisco, CA, USA, 12 Sep 1983.
Kwan, T.J.T.; Thode, L.E.; Peratt, A.L.; Mostrom, M.A.
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