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Photoconductive generation of 2-ps electrical pulses with semi-insulating GaAs
Author(s): Jonathan F. Holzman; Fred E. Vermeulen; Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi
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Paper Abstract

We report on a novel photoconductive (PC) switching technique, capable of generating ultrashort electrical pulses. The PC geometry of the switch is such that the incident optical pulse can both switch 'on' and later switch 'off' the electrical transient. The method of electrical pulse generation is, therefore, independent of the charge- carrier lifetime in the semiconductor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4111, Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics II, (18 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.422137
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Jonathan F. Holzman, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Fred E. Vermeulen, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4111:
Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics II
R. Jennifer Hwu; Ke Wu, Editor(s)

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