Collective impact ionization theory of lock-on

H. P. Hjalmarson, G. M. Loubriel, F. J. Zutavern, D. R. Wake, Samsoo Kang, K. Kambour, Charles W. Myles

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Photoconductive semiconductor switches (PCSS's), such as optically-triggered GaAs switches, have been developed for a variety of applications. Such switches exhibit unique properties associated with lock-on, a phenomenon associated with bistable switching. In this paper lock-on is explained in terms of collective impact ionization.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1999
Event12th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference - Monterey, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 27 1999Jun 30 1999


Conference12th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
CityMonterey, CA, USA


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