Accession Number : ADA639119


Title :   Investigation of Optically Induced Avalanching in GaAs


Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT ARLINGTON


Personal Author(s) : Browder, M K ; Nunnally, W C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a639119.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : This paper discusses preliminary results of the investigation of optically induced avalanching in bulk GaAs switches. An experimental arrangement with sub-nanosecond resolution has been devised that can evaluate the avalanche phenomena as a function of time. This permits characterization of the temporal variation in the avalanche breakdown. The system arrangement, measurement techniques, and experimental data are presented.


Descriptors :   *AVALANCHE EFFECT(ELECTRONICS) , *BREAKDOWN(ELECTRONIC THRESHOLD) , *GALLIUM ARSENIDES , *SWITCHES , PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Electricity and Magnetism


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE