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Present status of the bistable optically controlled semiconductor switch (BOSS)
Author(s): Frank E. Peterkin; Karl H. Schoenbach; Roger A. Dougal
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Paper Abstract

The Bistable Optically controlled Semiconductor Switch (BOSS) is currently the only completely controllable high power solid state switch which operates on sub-nanosecond to microsecond time scales. The present state of BOSS technology is discussed, including the present limits of operation and potential extensions of these limits. Current and novel applications which take best advantage of the BOSS performance characteristics are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2374, Novel Applications of Lasers and Pulsed Power, (3 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205000
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Frank E. Peterkin, Old Dominion Univ. (United States)
Karl H. Schoenbach, Old Dominion Univ. (United States)
Roger A. Dougal, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2374:
Novel Applications of Lasers and Pulsed Power
Michael W. Prairie; Randy D. Curry, Editor(s)

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