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Concepts in the integration of photoconductive systems with electro-optics and gain media
Author(s): Oved S. F. Zucker
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Paper Abstract

Light activated semiconductor switches (LASS), when operated in the linear regime, have demonstrated the highest power and fastest rise-time of any other solid state switch. This, in conjunction with their picosecond jitter, allows their integration with electro-optic and magneto-optic devices to serve as an optically controlled optical switches (OCOS). The combination of OCOS with various other optical elements and gain media allows the assembly of various optical circuits that are faster, smaller in size and operate at a higher power density. This paper will discuss the underlying principles of such optical circuits. In addition, experimental results of a microlaser which is Q- switched with an LASS driven Pockets cell with a rise-time of 70 ps will be described, and future laser development based on LASS technology will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 1995
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2374, Novel Applications of Lasers and Pulsed Power, (3 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204999
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Oved S. F. Zucker, Energy Compression Research Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2374:
Novel Applications of Lasers and Pulsed Power
Michael W. Prairie; Randy D. Curry, Editor(s)

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