The Resistive-Wall Amplifier

@article{Birdsall1953TheRA,
  title={The Resistive-Wall Amplifier},
  author={Charles K. Birdsall and George R. Brewer and Andrew V. Haeff},
  journal={Proceedings of the IRE},
  year={1953},
  volume={41},
  pages={865-875}
}
Theory and experimental results are presented for a basically new type of electron-stream amplifier in which the stream flows near a resistive wall. The values of gain and bandwidth obtainable are found to be comparable to those of other microwave amplifiers, such as traveling-wave tubes. In contrast to such tubes, however, the gain is affected very little by appreciable changes in the circuit parameters or operating voltage; furthermore, self-oscillation is inherently absent because the input… CONTINUE READING