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Time-dependent model of optically activated GaAs switch
Author(s): C. David Capps; R. Aaron Falk; Jeff C. Adams
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Paper Abstract

We describe a numerical model of an avalanche switch that incorporates the possibility of filament creation. Detailed results of this method are presented which show time delay between beginning of initiating laser pulse and switching, turn-on time much faster than carrier transit time, and formation of high current filament. Quantitative results from this model are in reasonable agreement with experimentally observed values.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1873, Optically Activated Switching III, (9 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146542
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C. David Capps, Boeing Defense and Space Group (United States)
R. Aaron Falk, Boeing Defense and Space Group (United States)
Jeff C. Adams, Boeing Defense and Space Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1873:
Optically Activated Switching III
R. Aaron Falk, Editor(s)

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