[TCML] Klystron use?
jimlux at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 9 21:54:15 MDT 2009
Stephen Hiscock wrote:
> Well that's exactly what Klystrons are used and designed for..
> They are designed as amplifiers to drive resonators or transmitters etc
> that allow you to boost a signal while controlling the phase, amplitude
> and frequency etc...
> They could be used to drive telsa coils - but are usually designed to
> operate in the hundreds of megahertz or gigahertz range...
> but like any thing they could be adapted for other uses....
Klystrons (like most any amplifier) can be either oscillators or
amplifiers, depending on the circuit it's in.
I can't imagine Klystron being adapted to work at lower frequencies than
it's design frequency, except maybe if you use the control grid (if it
has one) to turn the beam on and off, and use it as a "real low
You could also use them as doorstops, which is "another use", after all.
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