Photoconductive semiconductor switches used for ultrawideband, high-power microwave generation

Jeffrey W. Burger, J. S H Schoenberg, J Scott Tyo, Jon P. Hull, Michael D. Abdalla, Sean M. Ahern, Mike C. Skipper, Walter R. Buchwald

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Abstract

The Air Force Phillips Laboratory, in collaboration with the Army Research Laboratory, is developing lateral geometry, high-power photoconductive semiconductor switches (PCSS) for use in phased-array, ultra-wideband sources. The current switch utilizes an opposed contact geometry with a 0.25 cm gap spacing and is an extension of previous work on 1.0 cm PCSS devices. This work presents the development and demonstration of the 0.25 cm PCSS under both ideal laboratory conditions and potential source conditions. The laboratory configuration consists of two high-bandwidth transmission lines connected with a PCSS. The potential source configuration consists of a vector-inversion pulse generator (Blumlein) commuted with a PCSS. The 0.25 cm PCSS is shown to operate at 20 kV charge voltage, 65 ps rms switching jitter, less than 450 ps risetime and greater than 1 kHz pulse repetition rate when triggered using a compact, high-power laser diode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages65-71
Number of pages7
Volume3158
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventIntense Microwave Pulses V - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 31 1997Jul 31 1997

Other

OtherIntense Microwave Pulses V
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/31/977/31/97

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Microwave generation
Photoconductive switches
Semiconductor switches
Ultra-wideband (UWB)
High Power
Microwave
Semiconductors
Switch
switches
microwaves
Pulse repetition rate
Pulse generators
Contact Geometry
High Power Diode Laser
Geometry
High power lasers
Phased Array
Research laboratories
Configuration
pulse generators

Keywords

  • Blumlein
  • GaAs
  • HPM
  • Lock-on
  • Microwave
  • PCSS
  • Photoconductive
  • Source
  • Switch
  • UWB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Burger, J. W., Schoenberg, J. S. H., Tyo, J. S., Hull, J. P., Abdalla, M. D., Ahern, S. M., ... Buchwald, W. R. (1997). Photoconductive semiconductor switches used for ultrawideband, high-power microwave generation. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3158, pp. 65-71) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.279424

Photoconductive semiconductor switches used for ultrawideband, high-power microwave generation. / Burger, Jeffrey W.; Schoenberg, J. S H; Tyo, J Scott; Hull, Jon P.; Abdalla, Michael D.; Ahern, Sean M.; Skipper, Mike C.; Buchwald, Walter R.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3158 1997. p. 65-71.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Burger, JW, Schoenberg, JSH, Tyo, JS, Hull, JP, Abdalla, MD, Ahern, SM, Skipper, MC & Buchwald, WR 1997, Photoconductive semiconductor switches used for ultrawideband, high-power microwave generation. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3158, pp. 65-71, Intense Microwave Pulses V, San Diego, CA, United States, 7/31/97. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.279424
Burger JW, Schoenberg JSH, Tyo JS, Hull JP, Abdalla MD, Ahern SM et al. Photoconductive semiconductor switches used for ultrawideband, high-power microwave generation. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3158. 1997. p. 65-71 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.279424
Burger, Jeffrey W. ; Schoenberg, J. S H ; Tyo, J Scott ; Hull, Jon P. ; Abdalla, Michael D. ; Ahern, Sean M. ; Skipper, Mike C. ; Buchwald, Walter R. / Photoconductive semiconductor switches used for ultrawideband, high-power microwave generation. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3158 1997. pp. 65-71
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