RF pulse compression using helically corrugated waveguides

Philip Macinnes, Kevin Ronald, Graeme Burt, Adrian Cross, Alan Young, Alan Phelps, I.V. Konoplev, Wenlong He, S.V. Samsonov, V.L. Bratman, G.G. Denisov

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This paper describes the use of a helically corrugated waveguide as a dispersive medium for microwave pulse compression. The helically corrugated waveguide has a large variation of group velocity with frequency, but in a region where the group velocity remains large. Therefore this compressor does not suffer from reflections associated with cut-off scenarios at frequencies close to its operating regime and may be used in conjunction with high power wideband tunable microwave sources and amplifiers
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Energy Density and High Power RF
EditorsDK Abe, GS Nusinovich
Place of PublicationMelville
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event7th Workshop on High Energy Density and High Power RF - Kalamata, Greece
Duration: 13 Jun 200517 Jun 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
ISSN (Print)0094-243X


Conference7th Workshop on High Energy Density and High Power RF


  • microwave pulse compression
  • mode coupling
  • dispersive waveguides


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