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Title: Opticondistor by Opcondys, Inc.: A Technical Overview

The opticondistor (optical transconductance varistor) is a revolutionary new technology that allows for fast switching at extremely high voltages. The technology has been licensed from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to Opcondys, Inc. to develop into consumer and industrial products. Compared to existing power semiconductors, such as MOSFET (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor) and IGBT (insulated-gate bipolar transistor) units, the opticondistor will provide fast switches at previously unattainable voltages, exceeding 20 kV in a single device.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1305886
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR--700439
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 42 ENGINEERING