SLAC Publication SLAC-PUB-15349
SLAC Release Date: March 13, 2013
Pulsed Depressed Collector for High-Efficiency RF Systems
Many emerging applications for high power RF sources place a premium on electrical efficiency. For pulsed systems, much of the energy is lost in the rising and falling edges of the beam current. This paper presents the concept of a pulsed depressed collector and the resulting improvements in system efficiency.