High Energy Optically Controlled Kilovolt Semiconductor Switch.
Patent Application, 23 Oct 87,
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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A high enegry, optically controlled kilovolt semiconductor switch is described including a bulk piece of high resistivity semiconductor for illumination by a high speed laser. Said semiconductor has a thick highly doped epitaxial layer of P impurity grown on one side of the semiconductor, and a thick highly doped epitaxial layer of N impurity grown on the opposite side of the semiconductor with metallic electrodes deposited on the respective epitaxial layers using standard ohmic contact procedures.
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