Solid state amplifiers #1
- Daniel Valuch (CERN)
Within the frame of our LHC Injector Upgrade program, CERN decided to build two new amplifiers of 2 MW cw operating at 200 MHz. These amplifiers are based on Solid State technology, and use Cavity Combiner systems to reach the required power levels. Availability being the key word with respect to beam operation, the amplifier architecture choices will be explained. After a review of the...
Details of the specification for the recent call for tender for 10 x 110 kW SSA at 352 MHz for the ESRF will be presented. They address a number of issues that were discovered in the course of the first procurement ever of 1 MW of SSA from industry, more than 10 years ago, and which we translated into special requirements for our 2021 specification. They are particular to a setup without high...
Operational and design aspects of solid state amplifiers, covering, but not limited to e.g. the bandwidth, linearity vs. efficiency, sensitivity to reflected power, paralleling and combination, heat extraction, life time vs. working point.
* place holder by D. Valuch *