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Title: Pulse shaping with transmission lines

Abstract

A method and apparatus for forming shaped voltage pulses uses passive reflection from a transmission line with nonuniform impedance. The impedance of the reflecting line varies with length in accordance with the desired pulse shape. A high voltage input pulse is transmitted to the reflecting line. A reflected pulse is produced having the desired shape and is transmitted by pulse removal means to a load. Light activated photoconductive switches made of silicon can be utilized. The pulse shaper can be used to drive a Pockels cell to produce shaped optical pulses.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5434594
Application Number:
ON: DE86013674
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; POWER TRANSMISSION LINES; PULSE SHAPERS; DESIGN; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; PULSE CIRCUITS; SIGNAL CONDITIONERS; 420800* - Engineering- Electronic Circuits & Devices- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Wilcox, R B. Pulse shaping with transmission lines. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Wilcox, R B. Pulse shaping with transmission lines. United States.
Wilcox, R B. Thu . "Pulse shaping with transmission lines". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for forming shaped voltage pulses uses passive reflection from a transmission line with nonuniform impedance. The impedance of the reflecting line varies with length in accordance with the desired pulse shape. A high voltage input pulse is transmitted to the reflecting line. A reflected pulse is produced having the desired shape and is transmitted by pulse removal means to a load. Light activated photoconductive switches made of silicon can be utilized. The pulse shaper can be used to drive a Pockels cell to produce shaped optical pulses.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
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