Klystron Department

Microwave Window & Coatings Group

The microwave window & coatings group manufactures high power microwave windows for use on klystrons, RF cavities and similar devices produced for SLAC'S two-mile accelerator and associated high energy physics experiments. This group specializes in thin film coatings to suppress electron multi-pactor.

Technician loading windows into an ultra high vacuum sputtering system. Typical coatings are 10 angstroms of titanium nitride. 5045 High Voltage Seal
Custom titanium wire sublimation coating array during reactive coating of a high voltage seal assembly.


To assure a clean substrate and produce a high purity film, many visual inspections are required.
Windows of various sizes and power ratings are produced for both input and output RF applications.


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Tuesday June 09, 2009