Fast Optically Triggered Superconducting Switch for High-Power Voltage Transient Generation
SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS INST VILNIUS (LITHUANIA)
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It was shown that the generation by a superconducting, light triggered switch of electrical pulses having sub-nanosecond rise times and high up to several hundred V amplitudes is due to the simultaneous optical and electrical demolishing of the superconducting state. The biasing of the superconductor by a short nanosecond electric pulse up to the appearance of the mixed state significantly decreases the energy of the light pulse necessary for high-power voltage transient generation.
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