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Automatic Optimization of a Klystron Interaction Structure

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>08/2013
<mark>Journal</mark>IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Issue8
Volume60
Number of pages5
Pages2671-2676
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

The design of klystrons has long been a manual process guided by experience. However, with well-defined specifications and sufficiently rapid simulation methods, it is a good candidate process for automatic optimization techniques. In this paper, such a technique is evaluated and refined using klystron specific techniques, leading to several designs (with different tradeoffs between efficiency and size) each of a structure comparable with the SLAC B-factory klystrons. The most efficient of which, while only 1% more efficient, is 17.1% shorter.