High-power klystrons for LHCD experiments
TH 2103C was jointly developed by Thales and French atomic energy commission CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique) as part of the Tore Supra CIMES project to upgrade the power injection system. Incorporating state-of-the-art technologies to increase CW output power by 40 %, this new generation klystron is the most powerful RF source ever produced. It is designed to meet LHCD power requirements today and for many years to come.
TH 2103C is a five-cavity high-power klystron amplifier, delivering output power of more than 700 kW in CW. It operates at 3.7 GHz with a typical gain of 50 dB and offers efficiency of 44%.
Ideally suited for CW LHCD (Low Hybrid Current Drive) experiments, TH 2103C can be operated with TH 20318C focusing magnet and TH 20319C RF combiner.
TH 2103 klystron family: Generating powerful and sustained plasmas
Thales’s TH 2103 klystron family is purpose-designed to provide the high RF power required for plasma Low Hybrid Current Drive experiments in magnetic confinement fusion reactors. Already chosen by JET, CEA and IPR, these tubes have contributed to record-setting performances such as the injected power record of 1 Giga Joule by the Tore Supra tokamak.
These products are designed, developed and manufactured at an ISO 9001:V2000 and ISO 14001 registered production site.