Accession Number:

ADA639407

Title:

Fast Optically Triggered Superconducting Switch for High-Power Voltage Transient Generation

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS INST VILNIUS (LITHUANIA)

Report Date:

1999-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE