Progress toward a compact, high power ultra-wideband array using gallium arsenide photoconductive semiconductor switches

J. M. Lehr, M. D. Abdalla, J. S H Schoenberg, M. C. Skipper, J Scott Tyo, J. W. Burger

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Abstract

There is considerable demand within the technical applications community for sources which produce high power transient radiation. Currently, lateral geometry high power photoconductive semiconductor switches (PCSS) are being developed for use in phased array, ultra-wideband sources. The present source configuration is a stacked blumlein configuration commuted with a PCSS. A new liquid insulating media, HFE-7100, has been demonstrated to have an equivalent voltage hold off capability as sulphur hexafluoride, but with greater compatibility to gallium arsenide. Independent low jitter PCSS operation is demonstrated by coupling two independent blumleins into a common load. Measurements of both the system jitter and the isolated jitter of the PCSS switch has been performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Conference Record of Power Modulator Symposium
PublisherIEEE
Pages156-159
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 23rd International Power Modulator Symposium - Rancho Mirage, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 21 1998Jun 25 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 23rd International Power Modulator Symposium
CityRancho Mirage, CA, USA
Period6/21/986/25/98

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Photoconductive switches
Semiconductor switches
Gallium arsenide
Ultra-wideband (UWB)
Jitter
Sulfur hexafluoride
Switches
Radiation
Geometry
Liquids
Electric potential

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lehr, J. M., Abdalla, M. D., Schoenberg, J. S. H., Skipper, M. C., Tyo, J. S., & Burger, J. W. (1998). Progress toward a compact, high power ultra-wideband array using gallium arsenide photoconductive semiconductor switches. In IEEE Conference Record of Power Modulator Symposium (pp. 156-159). IEEE.

Progress toward a compact, high power ultra-wideband array using gallium arsenide photoconductive semiconductor switches. / Lehr, J. M.; Abdalla, M. D.; Schoenberg, J. S H; Skipper, M. C.; Tyo, J Scott; Burger, J. W.

IEEE Conference Record of Power Modulator Symposium. IEEE, 1998. p. 156-159.

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

Lehr, JM, Abdalla, MD, Schoenberg, JSH, Skipper, MC, Tyo, JS & Burger, JW 1998, Progress toward a compact, high power ultra-wideband array using gallium arsenide photoconductive semiconductor switches. in IEEE Conference Record of Power Modulator Symposium. IEEE, pp. 156-159, Proceedings of the 1998 23rd International Power Modulator Symposium, Rancho Mirage, CA, USA, 6/21/98.
Lehr JM, Abdalla MD, Schoenberg JSH, Skipper MC, Tyo JS, Burger JW. Progress toward a compact, high power ultra-wideband array using gallium arsenide photoconductive semiconductor switches. In IEEE Conference Record of Power Modulator Symposium. IEEE. 1998. p. 156-159
Lehr, J. M. ; Abdalla, M. D. ; Schoenberg, J. S H ; Skipper, M. C. ; Tyo, J Scott ; Burger, J. W. / Progress toward a compact, high power ultra-wideband array using gallium arsenide photoconductive semiconductor switches. IEEE Conference Record of Power Modulator Symposium. IEEE, 1998. pp. 156-159
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