Optically activated semiconductors as repetitive opening switches

Chauchard, E. A.; Rhee, M. J.; Lee, Chi H.
December 1985
Applied Physics Letters;12/15/1985, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p1293
Academic Journal
We demonstrate for the first time the operation of a semiconductor repetitive opening switch. A semiconductor is maintained in a conductive state by illumination with a cw argon laser light. The opening of the switch is obtained by interrupting the light. A turn-off time of I ns has been achieved.


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