High-power RF compressor [electronic resource].
- Livermore, Calif : Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1984.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 11 : digital, PDF file
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- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- We discuss here the possibility of rapidly compressing resonant RF fields in a coaxial cavity with a moving, magnetically confined plasma ring. The possibility of accelerating a plasma ring and various acceleration configurations was discussed earlier. Since the ring velocity can be high, compression to high energy density and high power can be achieved before significant resistive loss or vaporization of the cavity walls occurs. An example is given of compressing 10/sup 5/ J of lambda = 15 cm stored energy to 2 x 10/sup 6/ J of lambda = 1.0 cm RF energy with the energy released in 3 nsec for a maximum power of 6 x 10/sup 14/ W. A proof of principle plasma ring accelerator experiment could provide a significant test by compressing 125 joules of 14 cm RF to 1.25 kJ of 1.4 cm radiation, released in 5 nsec for a very respectable peak power of 2.5 x 10/sup 11/ W.
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Hammer, J.H.; Hartman, C.W.; Meeker, D.
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