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  • The gigatron is a new RF amplifier tube designed for linac collider applications. Three design features permit extension of the lasertron concept to very high frequencies. First, a ribbon-beam geometry mitigates space-charge depression and facilitates efficient output coupling. Second, a traveling-wave output coupler is used to obtain optimum coupling to the ribbon beam. Third, a gated field-emitter array is employed for the modulated cathode. A prototype device is currently being developed. 1988 IEEE

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Bizek, H. M., Mcintyre, P. M., Raparia, D., & Swenson, C. A.

publication date

  • January 1, 1988 11:11 AM