chapter  6
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Microwave Power Tubes

Microwave power tubes span a wide range of applications, operating at frequencies from 300 MHz to 300 GHz with output powers from a few hundred watts to more than 10 MW. Applications range from the familiar to the exotic. The following devices are included under the general description of microwave power tubes:

Klystron, including the reflex and multicavity klystron

Multistage depressed collector (MSDC) klystron

Inductive output tube (IOT)

Traveling wave tube (TWT)

Crossed-field tube

Coaxial magnetron

Gyrotron

Planar triode

High-frequency tetrode

Diacrode