Accession Number:

AD0749125

Title:

Short Pulse Effects in Semiconductor Diodes

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 13 Sep 1971-13 May 1972

Corporate Author:

IKOR INC BURLINGTON MA

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

An investigation has been made to determine the feasibility of using PIN DIODES AS SWITCHING ELEMENTS TO CONTROL 150 PS, 8 MW impulse signals. Single diodes in shunt and in series with a 50-ohm stripline were studied, as were series stacks of up to 8 diodes. It is found in the series configurations that good signal fidelity obtains in forward bias at all signal voltages, with insertion loss being a function of I region thickness. At higher signal voltages it is an even stronger function of the signal since diode conductance significantly increases with internal voltage stress.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE