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Gating Of Thyristors For Laser Power Supplies
Author(s): J. L. Hudgins; W. M. Portnoy
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Paper Abstract

Gating parameters for using thyristors in laser power supplies are discussed. Manufacturer's recommendations for improving turn-on in SCRs are reviewed. Measurements of gate current, voltage, and power, in excess of specified device gate maximums, indicate that peak gate current is the primary factor controlling the rate of rise of anode current.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0735, Pulse Power for Lasers, (18 May 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.938054
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J. L. Hudgins, University of South Carolina (United States)
W. M. Portnoy, Texas Tech University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0735:
Pulse Power for Lasers
Tom R. Burkes, Editor(s)

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