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Experimental 8-MM Klystron Power Amplifiers

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2 Author(s)
T. J. Bridges ; Bell Telephone Labs., Inc., Murray Hill, N.J. ; H. J. Curnow

Experimental klystron amplifiers, which were used to investigate the cw power obtainable at a wavelength of 8 mm, are described. Working at 5000 volts with a beam current of 0.2 a, these tubes produced an output power of 75 watts cw. Operation was limited by the maximum current density of 1.5 a/cm2 which could be drawn from sprayed-oxide cathodes.

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Proceedings of the IRE  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 2 )