Study on timing characteristics of high-voltage pulse generation with different charging voltages

Ki Wook Lee, Jung Ho Kim, Sungsup Oh, Wangyong Lee, Woo Joong Kim, Young Joong Yoon

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The time synchronization of each sub-unit of a pulsed generator is important to generate an output high-power radio frequency (RF) signal. To obtain the time synchronization between an input RF signal fed by an external source and an electron beam produced by an electric pulse generator, the influence of different charging voltages on a delay and a rise time of the output pulse waveform in the electric pulse generator should be carefully considered. This paper aims to study the timing characteristics of the delay and the rise time as a function of different charging voltages with a peak value of less than -35 kV in the high-voltage pulse generator, including a trigger generator (TG) and a pulse-forming line (PFL). The simulation has been carried out to estimate characteristics in the time domain, in addition to their output high-voltage amplitude. Experimental results compared with those obtained by simulation indicate that the delay of the output pulses of the TG and PFL, which are made by controlling the external triggering signal with respect to different charging voltages, is getting longer as the charging voltage is increasing, and their rise times are inversely proportional to the amplitude of the charging voltage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-28
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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