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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:
 [1]
  1. Oakland, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866263
Patent Number(s):
4667161
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H03 - BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY H03K - PULSE TECHNIQUE
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02F - DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
pulse; shaping; transmission; lines; method; apparatus; forming; shaped; voltage; pulses; passive; reflection; line; nonuniform; impedance; reflecting; varies; length; accordance; desired; shape; input; transmitted; reflected; produced; removal; means; load; light; activated; photoconductive; switches; silicon; utilized; shaper; drive; pockels; cell; produce; optical; optical pulse; shaped optical; voltage pulse; pulse shape; voltage pulses; optical pulses; transmission lines; transmission line; desired shape; input pulse; pockels cell; removal means; pulse shaper; pulse shaping; reflected pulse; line varies; forming shaped; light activated; /327/333/

Citation Formats

Wilcox, Russell B. Pulse shaping with transmission lines. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Wilcox, Russell B. Pulse shaping with transmission lines. United States.
Wilcox, Russell B. Thu . "Pulse shaping with transmission lines". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866263.
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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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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
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