Photon-enhanced attachment can be used as a conduction-control mechanism for diffuse discharge opening switches. This paper presents experimental results on photon-enhanced attachment based on vibrational excitation of vinyl chloride using a line-tunable CO2 laser. Strong resistance increases and discharge turnoff have been observed in low-current, externally sustained dc discharges. The influence of experimental parameters such as discharge pressure, attacher concentration, discharge voltage, and laser wavelength are presented.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Physics|
|State||Published - 1988|