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Title: Transversely-illuminated high current photoconductive switches with geometry-constrained conductivity path

A photoconductive switch having a wide bandgap semiconductor material substrate between opposing electrodes, with one of the electrodes having an aperture or apertures at an electrode-substrate interface for transversely directing radiation therethrough from a radiation source into a triple junction region of the substrate, so as to geometrically constrain the conductivity path to within the triple junction region.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1252200
Report Number(s):
9,337,365
13/912,137
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jun 06
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE