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Title: Three-dimensional co-axial linear photonic switch

Abstract

Techniques, systems, and devices are disclosed that relate to coaxial photoconductive switch modules. The coaxial photoconductive switch may include an outer conductor, an inner conductor, and a photoconductive material positioned between the inner conductor and the outer conductor. The inner conductor, the outer conductor, and the photoconductive material have a predetermined height. A bias voltage may be applied between the inner conductor and the outer conductor. When light of a predetermined wavelength and a predetermined intensity is incident on the photoconductive material, the photoconductive material may break down allowing a current to flow through the photoconductive material between the inner conductor and the outer conductor.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1771693
Patent Number(s):
10854771
Application Number:
16/401,016
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
H - ELECTRICITY H03 - BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY H03K - PULSE TECHNIQUE
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 05/01/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Conway, Adam, Bora, Mihail, Grivickas, Paulius Vytautas, and Voss, Lars. Three-dimensional co-axial linear photonic switch. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Conway, Adam, Bora, Mihail, Grivickas, Paulius Vytautas, & Voss, Lars. Three-dimensional co-axial linear photonic switch. United States.
Conway, Adam, Bora, Mihail, Grivickas, Paulius Vytautas, and Voss, Lars. Tue . "Three-dimensional co-axial linear photonic switch". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1771693.
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