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Varian VA-161 klystron cutaway, c.1956
Varian Associates (Palo Alto, Calif.)
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History San Jose Research Library
History San Jose Online Catalog
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Cut-away of Varian VA-161 klystron, mounted on a wooden base. The Varians developed this first miniature backward wave oscillator in 1956. A piece of paper attached to the base reads: X-Band BWO. VA-161. 8.2 to 12.4 kMc. 80 mW typical. Low Voltage Operation. Small Size and Weight. Rugged. This is an example of a miniature backward wave oscillator, used for many purposes in research, and civilian and military applications, including radar jamming.
Varian Associates
Klystrons (LCSH)
Oscillators, Electric (LCSH)
Nineteen fifties (LCSH)

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