Laser-triggered switch study

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Rome Air Development Center, Research and Technology Division, Air Force Systems Command, 1966 - Technology & Engineering - 27 pages
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The feasibility of developing a laser-triggered switch for use in line-type modulator service at a voltage holdoff level of 300 KV and at a conduction current level of 1000 amperes is being investigated. To date, current peaks as high as 2000 amperes have been easily obtained. Using anode arcs (the emitter at a positive potential with respect to the collector), a delay of approximately one microsecond occurs between the time when the laser illumination impinges on the emitter surface and the time when the switch turns on. The actual turn-on time has been observed to be about 100 nanoseconds. This turn-on time was inductance limited by the external circuitry in experiments performed to date. However, a fast-rise-time (

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