Accession Number:

ADA639119

Title:

Investigation of Optically Induced Avalanching in GaAs

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT ARLINGTON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE