TITLE

Optically activated semiconductors as repetitive opening switches

AUTHOR(S)
Chauchard, E. A.; Rhee, M. J.; Lee, Chi H.
PUB. DATE
December 1985
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/15/1985, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p1293
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
9818702

 

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