Accession Number:

ADA639173

Title:

Closing Photoconductive Semiconductor Switches

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SANDIA NATIONAL LABS ALBUQUERQUE NM

Report Date:

1989-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

One of the most important limitation of Photoconductive Semiconductor Switches PCSS for pulsed power applications is the high laser powers required to activate the switches. In this paper, we discuss recent developments on two different aspects of GaAs PCSS that result in reductions in laser power by a factor of nearly 1000.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE