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Fast Pulse Transformers In Laser Pulse Power Circuits
Author(s): R. Baumgartl; W. Bette; H. J. Cirkel; I. Hoffmann
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Paper Abstract

A new concept for fast pulse transformers is described. The transformers have been used in two applications with excimer lasers: a) To produce a short 100 MW/90 kV/100 ns pulse for driving a preionization X-ray source. b) To step up the voltage in a command charging circuit for charging a water pulse forming network within a few microseconds to an energy level of 100 Joule electrical energy per pulse. A report is given on the performance characteristics at repetition rates up to 100 Hz. A coupling factor close to unity and nearly ideal transformer efficiencies have been achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1046, Pulse Power for Lasers II, (10 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951339
Show Author Affiliations
R. Baumgartl, Siemens AG/UB KWU (Germany)
W. Bette, Siemens AG/UB KWU (Germany)
H. J. Cirkel, Siemens AG/UB KWU (Germany)
I. Hoffmann, Siemens AG/UB KWU (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1046:
Pulse Power for Lasers II
Tom R. Burkes; G. Glen McDuff, Editor(s)

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