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Observation of power gain in an inductive pulsed power system with an optically activated semiconductor closing and opening switch
Author(s): Chun C. Kung; Eric E. Funk; Eve A. Chauchard; M. J. Rhee; Chi Hsiang Lee; Li Yan
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Paper Abstract

Peak power gain greater than 15 was obtained with a current charged transmission line and an optically activated semiconductor opening switch. The optical pulse used for activating the switch is generated by a Nd:glass laser emitting at 1. 054 pm. It has a slow rise-time (''--''2OO uS) and a fast fall-time (s1O uS). In the experiment a 2 kV output voltage pulse was achieved with a 5 mm cube GaAs p-i-n diode sitch at 500 V charging voltage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1378, Optically Activated Switching, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25060
Show Author Affiliations
Chun C. Kung, Univ. of Maryland (United States)
Eric E. Funk, Univ. of Maryland (United States)
Eve A. Chauchard, Univ. of Maryland (United States)
M. J. Rhee, Univ. of Maryland (United States)
Chi Hsiang Lee, Univ. of Maryland (United States)
Li Yan, Univ. of Maryland (United States)

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

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