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Fiber Optical Triggering Of A High Power Thyristor Switch
Author(s): J. Marquez; J. P. Ulmet; J. Leotin
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Paper Abstract

The optical triggering of a power switch formed by a set of thyristors connected in series has been realized by the flash of a lamp. The flash is guided through optical fibers towards interface triggering cards of the thyristor gates. A systematic control of the gate pulse amplitudes is operated by a threshold device in the triggering cards. A second fiber optical link connects this card to a control logic unit having a sound alarm. This fiber optical triggering system provides a new solution to the problem of triggering a set of high power thyristors. This system was developed for the generator circuit of our pulsed magnet delivering 40 teslas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 1984
PDF: 24 pages
Proc. SPIE 0403, Optical Fibers in Broadband Networks, Instrumentation, and Urban and Industrial Environments, (30 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.935605
Show Author Affiliations
J. Marquez, I.N.S.A. (France)
J. P. Ulmet, I.N.S.A (France)
J. Leotin, I.N.S.A (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0403:
Optical Fibers in Broadband Networks, Instrumentation, and Urban and Industrial Environments

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