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Compression of frequency-modulated pulses using helically corrugated waveguides and its potential for generating multigigawatt rf radiation

Samsonov, S.V. and Phelps, A.D.R. and Bratman, V.L. and Burt, G. and Denisov, G.G. and Cross, A.W. and Ronald, K. and He, W. and Yin, H. (2004) Compression of frequency-modulated pulses using helically corrugated waveguides and its potential for generating multigigawatt rf radiation. Physical Review Letters, 92 (11). ISSN 0031-9007

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Abstract

A new method to generate ultrahigh-power microwave pulses compatible with mildly relativistic electron sources is proposed. This method involves a novel microwave compressor in the form of a metal helically corrugated waveguide, which can enhance the power of frequency-modulated nanosecond pulses up to the multi-gigawatt level. The results of the proof-of-principle experiments at kilowatt power levels are in good agreement with theory.