Photoconductive switching of an air-filled high-voltage spark gap : Pushing the limits of spark gap switching

J. Hendriks, G.J.H. Brussaard

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Abstract

In this contribution we present the recent results on photoconductive spark gap switching. This new way of switching combines the benefits of both laser-triggered spark gap switches and photoconductive semiconductor switches. High voltages can now be switched with rise times of the order ps and almost no time jitter. We will also show that for this new way of switching, conventional theory is no longer sufficient to describe the switching behavior. A new approach of theoretical spark gap optimization is required to push the limits further.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Power Modulator Conference, 14-18 May 2006, Washington DC, USA
Place of PublicationWashington DC, USA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages431-434
ISBN (Print)1-4244-0018-X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Eventconference; IEEE Power Modulator Conference PMC06, Washington DC, May 14-18, 2006; 2006-05-14; 2006-05-18 -
Duration: 14 May 200618 May 2006

Conference

Conferenceconference; IEEE Power Modulator Conference PMC06, Washington DC, May 14-18, 2006; 2006-05-14; 2006-05-18
Period14/05/0618/05/06
OtherIEEE Power Modulator Conference PMC06, Washington DC, May 14-18, 2006

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