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Optically triggered semiconductor switch for a low-impedance Blumlein generator
Author(s): Ulf Katschinski; Juergen G. H. Salge
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Paper Abstract

The "Applied-B-Diode" used for the pulse generator KALIF at the Kernforschungszentrum Karisruhe needs uniform anode plasmas which should be established by a 30-50 kV pulse, duration 20 ns, delivered from a generator with an impedance of the order of 0. 1 (. The pulse risetime and the jitter has to be in the range of 1ns. Investigations have demonstrated that optically triggered semiconductor switches have the best chances to meet these requirements. The paper outlines the design of the pulse generator and the optically triggered semiconductor switch concept. In addition some experimental results are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1632, Optically Activated Switching II, (12 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59056
Show Author Affiliations
Ulf Katschinski, Technische Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)
Juergen G. H. Salge, Technische Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1632:
Optically Activated Switching II
Guillermo M. Loubriel, Editor(s)

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