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Klystrons

Weird Component # 12

Klystrons
A few months ago we took a look at magnetrons and how they generate microwaves. Magnetrons work well when you just need a high power microwave energy source but they can’t normally amplify a microwave signal like a klystron can. Klystrons aren’t very common but they fill a very important niche in high power microwave applications like radar, communications and even atomic physics. Let’s take a closer look at how they work.
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