Accession Number:

ADD013449

Title:

High Energy Optically Controlled Kilovolt Semiconductor Switch.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, 23 Oct 87,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1987-10-23

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE