U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Klystron Technology and Measurement Lab course

Sponsoring University:

Stanford University

Course:

Klystron Technology and Measurement Lab

Instructors:

Robert Phillips, Glenn Scheitrum, Arnold Vlieks, Sami Tantawi, SLAC and Neville Luhmann, Lawrence Livermore National Lab


Lecture topics include electron and beam focusing design (Scheitrum); klystron theory and simulation (Luhmann); pulse compression theory (Vlieks); microwave measurements (Luhmann); and components design (Tantawi). Experiments include high voltage testing of 65-MW S-band klystron; beam voltage vs beam current measurement; determining perveance; input-output rf characteristics; frequency response; X-band pulse compression experiments; cold test/hot test, using a 50-MW klystron; design and cold testing of X-band power components and klystron cavity; R/Q and other measurements. TE10-TE01 mode converter design and test. Facilities and equipment include 2 S-band klystron test sets, 3 cold test positions, with HP equipment, including network analyzers, 2 X-band klystron test positions. Prerequisite: college course in electromagnetism.