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High voltage nanosecond pulse switching circuit based on avalanche transistor

Tamuri, Abd. Rahman and Mat Daud, Yaacob and Bidin, Noriah (2008) High voltage nanosecond pulse switching circuit based on avalanche transistor. Jurnal Fizik UTM, 3 . pp. 21-26. ISSN 0128-8644

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Abstract

A very high speed switching circuit in kilovolt regime has been applied in laser diode driver, streak camera and laser Q-switching. The avalanche transistor is ideally suits to this mode operation and application. In this paper, a simple circuit to switch the high voltage in a few nanoseconds has been developed. Sixteen ZTX 415 avalanche transistors were used to switch 4.46 kV in 3.04 ns of falling time with 93.96 us of switching pulse duration. The result also shows that the switching pulse duration and falling time of circuit is independent on the operation voltage as well as the number of transistor.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:avalanche transistor, high voltage switching, q-switching
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions:Science
ID Code:18863
Deposited By: Kamariah Mohamed Jong
Deposited On:28 Jun 2013 02:42
Last Modified:28 Jun 2013 02:43

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