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Transmission-line modeling of photoconductive switches
Author(s): William R. Donaldson; Liyue Mu
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Paper Abstract

A transmission-line model was used to study the asymmetric illumination of photoconductive switches. We studied the evolution of the electric field within the first 2 ns of optical illumination. The electric fields were significantly compressed in the regions of low photocarrier density. Also, the field collapse was slower and the switching efficiency reduced in the assymetric illumination case. Both the symmetric and the asymmetric cases were investigated experimentally with our electro-optic sampling system. The experimental results confirmed the predictions of the transmission-line model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1873, Optically Activated Switching III, (9 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146545
Show Author Affiliations
William R. Donaldson, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Liyue Mu, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


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

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