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Design of Very Fast Rise and Fall Time, Low Impedance Megavolt Pulse Generators for Laser Excitation

  • J. Harrison
  • R. Miller
  • J. Shannon
  • J. B. Smith

Abstract

Recent developments in e-beam excited laser systems have led to a requirement for very fast rise and fall time, short pulse, low impedance e-beam generators. Advances in low impedance e-beam generator technology to meet this requirement are discussed. Two advanced design machines have been built — a 2 MeV, 200 kA generator with 10–90% rise and fall times of 10 ns, and a 1 MeV, 100 kA generator with rise and fall times of less than 5 ns. The design of these machines and their measured output characteristics are presented in this paper.

Keywords

Current Waveform Fall Time Output Line Marx Generator Output Switch 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Harrison
    • 1
  • R. Miller
    • 1
  • J. Shannon
    • 1
  • J. B. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Maxwell Laboratories, Inc.San DiegoUSA

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