pulse forming networks

From:  Greg Leyh [SMTP:lod-at-pacbell-dot-net]
Sent:  Sunday, January 25, 1998 6:41 AM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: pulse forming networks

Homer Lea wrote:

> has anyone tried to drive a tesla coil using a pulse forming network?
> jim heagy

Do you count those PFN's with a single L and C? :^)

I've always been tempted to hook some sort of
HV transformator up to a one of the 150kW PFN's
at SLAC (they have 243 of these PFN stations along 
2mi. of linac)
They're _almost_ the perfect TC driver, with a 
44kV primary drive voltage, and with pulse rates 
up to 360BPS.  However, PFN's typically do not 
produce the oscillating output waveforms that TC's
like, but rather provide flat-top unipolar pulses 
when tuned correctly.  Although a TC couldn't use 
this, a properly designed impulse transformer might...