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High-Tc superconductor opening switches for picosecond pulsed power system
Author(s): Wei-lou Cao; Yuan-Qun Liu; Chi Hsiang Lee; S.-N. Mao; Xiaoxing Xi; T. Venkatesan
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Paper Abstract

High Tc superconductor jitter-free-opening switches, made of YBCO films, with switching risetime of 100 ps and switching efficiency of 80% have been successfully demonstrated. The switches were used in an inductive energy storage pulsed power system (IESPPS). Ultrashort electrical pulses with pulse compression and peak power gain of 40 were obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1993
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1873, Optically Activated Switching III, (9 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146537
Show Author Affiliations
Wei-lou Cao, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Yuan-Qun Liu, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Chi Hsiang Lee, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
S.-N. Mao, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Xiaoxing Xi, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
T. Venkatesan, Bell Communications Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1873:
Optically Activated Switching III
R. Aaron Falk, Editor(s)

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