The first phase of a 40 MeV upgrade at the Los Alamos Free-Electron Laser (FEL) experimental hall was completed during the summer of 1989. The second phase of this upgrade will be completed in November 1990. Because it was necessary to conserve facility space and expense, the concept of a dual klystron modulator was conceived. The novelty of this design is that a single switch tube and a single high voltage electronic circuit are used to simultaneously pulse two modulating-anode klystrons. In addition, this design configuration is amenable to extending the number of klystrons that are to be concurrently pulsed. In this short paper we report on this modulator design.
Presented at the Linear Accelerator Conference
- Pub Date:
- September 1990
- Free Electron Lasers;
- Linear Accelerators;
- High Voltages;
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering