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Kuzikov, S. V.

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WEPMS051 One Channel, Multi-Mode Active Pulse Compressor 2460
  • S. V. Kuzikov, M. E. Plotkin, D. Yu. Shegolkov, A. A. Vikharev
    IAP/RAS, Nizhny Novgorod
  • J. L. Hirshfield, V. P. Yakovlev
    Omega-P, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut
  Funding: Research sponsored in part by US DoE.

Basic studies of factors that limit RF fields in warm accelerator structures require experiments at RF power that can be produced using pulse compression. This approach is being implemented to compress output pulses from the Yale/Omega-P 34-GHz magnicon to produce ~100-200 MW, 100 ns pulses. A new approach for passive pulse compression is a SLED-II type circuit operating with axisymmetrical modes of the TE0n type that requires only a single channel instead of the usual double channel scheme. This allows avoidance of a 3-dB coupler and need for simultaneous fine tuning of two channels. A 30 GHz passive prototype was tested at low power level in order to demonstrate key principles. The prototype showed a power gain 3,8 at a compression ratio 6:1 for an efficiency 63%. An active version of the one-channel pulse compressor is also suggested. It is attractive due to a possibility to achieve higher power gain. The mentioned active version naturally requires an electrically controlled coupler. In particular, as active elements of the coupler we suggest to use gas filled discharge tubes or ferroelectrics which have well recommended itself at 11.4 GHz experiments.