Accession Number:

ADA636543

Title:

Very Fast, High Peak Power Planar Triode Amplifiers for Driving Optical Gates

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB CA

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Recent extensions of the peak power capabilities of planar triodes have made possible the latters use as very fast pulse amplifiers, to drive optical gates within high-power Ndglass laser chains. These pulse amplifiers switch voltages in the 20 kV range with rise times of a few nanoseconds, into crystal optical gates that are essentially capacitive loads. This paper describes a simplified procedure for designing these pulse amplifiers. It further outlines the use of bridged-T constant resistance networks to transform load capacitance into pure resistance, independent of frequency.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE