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SLAC Publication: SLAC-PUB-17262
SLAC Release Date: June 12, 2018
Life Review and Development of Thyratron in Linac Coherent Light Source
Chen, Xupeng.
Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at SLAC has been running since April, 2009 and is driven by eighty-four klystrons. Each klystron is powered by a line-type modulator with a high power thyratron as a switch. The thyratron life has become an important concern. In this report, we will review thyratron life data in LCLS as well as thyratron development.
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