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Research on high-power laser diode used for triggering photoconductive semiconductor switch
Author(s): Wei Wang; Yi Liu; Yi Chen; Liansheng Xia; Jinshui Shi; Jianjun Deng
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Paper Abstract

A kind of laser diode with high power and short duration is described in this paper. The laser diode is used for triggering gallium arsenide photoconductive semiconductor switch (GaAs PCSS) in the experiment. The driver of the laser diode is based on RF MOSFET and it provides an ultra-fast pulse current, which has the rise-time, FWHM and peak current are 4ns, 17ns and 130A, respectively. The characteristics of the laser diode have been researched, including laser pulse waveform, optical field distribution, and limiting drive current. Using a combination of two laser diodes, the PCSS has a better performance than being triggered by single laser diode in the experiment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9255, XX International Symposium on High-Power Laser Systems and Applications 2014, 92554J (3 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2065240
Show Author Affiliations
Wei Wang, Institute of Fluid Physics (China)
Yi Liu, Institute of Fluid Physics (China)
Yi Chen, Institute of Fluid Physics (China)
Liansheng Xia, Institute of Fluid Physics (China)
Jinshui Shi, Institute of Fluid Physics (China)
Jianjun Deng, Institute of Fluid Physics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9255:
XX International Symposium on High-Power Laser Systems and Applications 2014
Chun Tang; Shu Chen; Xiaolin Tang, Editor(s)

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