HIGH POWER CYCLOTRON RESONANCE SWITCH.
Summary rept. for 15 Jun 62-1 Feb 63.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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The objective of this program is to demonstrate experimentally the two fundamental prerequisites of a high power cyclotron resonance switch. Namely a the ability of the switch to hold off the required r.f. electric fields and b a great reduction of the breakdown voltage upon application of the magnetic field appropriate to cyclotron resonance. This investigation has demonstrated experimentally that the applied magnetic field raises the holdoff power of the tubes, and that the tube holdoff power depends on the tube geometry. The fact that the barrel tube held off the required high power is not considered complete proof that the goal was attained since there is the possibility that current arcing might have detuned the cavity.