Low cost fast switch using a stack of bipolar transistors as a pockel cell driver

Dharmadhikari, A.K.; Dharmadhikari, J.A.; Adhi, K.P.; Mehendale, N.Y.; Aiyer, R.C.
December 1996
Review of Scientific Instruments;Dec1996, Vol. 67 Issue 12, p4399
Academic Journal
Describes a fast high voltage switch to discharge a capacitive load using a stack of bipolar junction transistors. Fall time of the switch operating at a certain voltage; Increase in the pulse fall time with a capacitive load (pockel cell); Transistors available for the avalanche-mode operation of which the readily available transistor with low cost.


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