crossed-field amplifier

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crossed-field amplifier

[′krȯst ‚fēld ′am·plə‚fī·ər]
(electronics)
A forward-wave, beam-type microwave amplifier that uses crossed-field interaction to achieve good phase stability, high efficiency, high gain, and wide bandwidth for most of the microwave spectrum.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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