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.
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- Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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- 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 42 ENGINEERING
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