VSWR and magnifiers
From: Antonio C. M. de Queiroz [SMTP:acmq-at-compuland-dot-com.br]
Sent: Saturday, April 04, 1998 1:29 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: VSWR and magnifiers
dwight duncan wrote:
> I am currently running a 3 KW magnifier and getting 5-6 foot arcs. I
> remember from Corums book I think that the additional voltage gain comes
> from the VSWR in the resonator. Is this correct?
For a CW system, yes, as VSWR works as the Q of a lumped LC resonator.
For a capacitor-discharge system, the VSWR works only as a measure of the
losses in the resonator (as Q again). The higher, the better, but not much
is gained after some point.
I don't see physical reasons for any additional voltage gain based on
transmission line behavior of the resonator, when compared with lumped
LC behavior. Some experimental evidence?
Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz