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Multi-Frequency Klystron Designed for High Efficiency

United States Patent Application

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A multi-frequency klystron has an electron gun which generates a beam, a circuit of bunch-align-collect (BAC) tuned cavities that bunch the beam and amplify an RF signal, a collector where the beam is collected and dumped, and a standard output cavity and waveguide coupled to a window to output RF power at a fundamental mode to an external load. In addition, the klystron has additional bunch-align-collect (BAC) cavities tuned to a higher harmonic frequency, and a harmonic output cavity and waveguide coupled via a window to an additional external load.
Jensen, Aaron (Boulder Creek, CA)
15/ 181,239
June 13, 2016
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SPONSORED SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-AC02-76SF00515 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.