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5-fold helically corrugated waveguide dispersion measurements

McStravick, M. and Ronald, K. and Samsonov, S. V. and Mishakin, S. V. and He, W. and Denisov, G. G. and Whyte, C. G. and Young, A. R. and Bratman, V. L. and Robertson, C. W. and Cross, A. W. and Kolganov, N. G. and Phelps, A. D. R. and MacInnes, P. (2010) 5-fold helically corrugated waveguide dispersion measurements. In: 35th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, 2010-09-05 - 2010-09-10.

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The results of 3-fold helically corrugated waveguide microwave pulse compression experiments are presented. A pulse of 80 ns duration having a power of 5.6 kW is compressed into a 140 kW peak power pulse of 1.5 ns duration. To enhance the power capabilities of the microwave pulse compressor a larger diameter 5-fold helical waveguide structure was studied; the eigenwave dispersion is discussed using numerical, analytical, and experimental techniques.