Simulation of current filaments in photoconductive semiconductor switches

K. Kambour, H. P. Hjalmarson, F. J. Zutavern, A. Mar, Charles W. Myles, R. P. Joshi

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Abstract

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

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC
Pages814-817
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Event2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2005Jun 17 2005

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference

Conference

Conference2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA
Period06/13/0506/17/05

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    Kambour, K., Hjalmarson, H. P., Zutavern, F. J., Mar, A., Myles, C. W., & Joshi, R. P. (2007). Simulation of current filaments in photoconductive semiconductor switches. In 2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC (pp. 814-817). [4084342] (Digest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2005.300786