Graphite picosecond optoelectronic opening switch

Chauchard, E. A.; Lee, Chi H.; Huang, C. Y.
March 1987
Applied Physics Letters;3/30/1987, Vol. 50 Issue 13, p812
Academic Journal
Highly oriented pyrolytic graphite, a conductive material in the dark, is found to exhibit a high resistivity when illuminated by intense laser light. Its operation as an opening switch with a switching time under 1 ns is demonstrated.


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