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BOSS - A Closing And Opening Optically Controlled Switch
Author(s): R. Germer; K. H. Schoenbach
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Paper Abstract

We show and demonstrate a new concept of a Bistable Optically controlled Semiconductor Switch : BOSS. The switch can be turned on and off with light pulses of different wavelengths in a nanosecond time scale. The calculations promise high current ( MA )and high voltage ( '100kV ) feasibilities. We use a control mechanism of the whole bulk material at the same time. We discuss semiconductor and impurity materials for this new device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1032, 18th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (7 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.969181
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R. Germer, Old Dominion University (United States)
K. H. Schoenbach, Inst. Tchn. Physik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1032:
18th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
DaHeng Wang, Editor(s)

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