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Optical requirements for light-activated switches
Author(s): Iain Alexander McIntyre; David M. Giorgi; David E. Hargis; Oved S. F. Zucker
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Paper Abstract

The light activated semiconductor switch is potentially the fastest most powerful switch available for pulse power and microwave generation applications. We will examine the requirements of the laser employed in activating this type of switch such as the optical energy required for activation and risetime. We will also present different configurations and compare them in terms of e. g. cavity complexity magnitude of optical prepulse and ability to suppress jitter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1378, Optically Activated Switching, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25050
Show Author Affiliations
Iain Alexander McIntyre, Energy Compression Research Corp. (United States)
David M. Giorgi, Energy Compression Research Corp. (United States)
David E. Hargis, Energy Compression Research Corp. (United States)
Oved S. F. Zucker, Energy Compression Research Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1378:
Optically Activated Switching
Fred J. Zutavern, Editor(s)

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