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Tunable photoconductive switch-based microwave source
Author(s): R. Aaron Falk; C. David Capps; Jeff C. Adams
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Paper Abstract

We describe a circuit for generating a variety of pulsed waveforms. The circuit consists of a fast photoconductive switch (the bulk avalanche semiconductor switch or BASS) and three transmission line sections consisting of a charge line, a tuning stub and an output line. A model was established for predicting the expected waveforms and experimental results are compared to the model predictions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2343, Optically Activated Switching IV, (4 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.198660
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R. Aaron Falk, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)
C. David Capps, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)
Jeff C. Adams, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2343:
Optically Activated Switching IV
William R. Donaldson, Editor(s)

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