Accession Number:

ADD019581

Title:

Optically Activated Back-To-Back Pin Diode Switch Having Exposed Intrinsic Region

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 14 Nov 97, patented 6 Jul 99

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1999-07-06

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The optoelectronic switch of the present invention comprises two PIN diodes connected in series with opposed polarity having their intrinsic regions coupled to a light source for maintaining both diodes in the conductive state while the light source is on and in the non-conductive state while the light source is off.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE