Accession Number : AD0640481

Title :   INJECTION LASER DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR HIGH-CURRENT, HIGH-REPETITION-RATE OPERATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Gammarino,Rudolph R. ; Schiel,Ernst J. ; Talbot,Gerald A.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The report describes a high current solid-state pulser that has been developed to drive injection lasers for room-temperature operation. Two basic charging circuits are detailed, and the advantages and disadvantages of each are analyzed. The discharge circuit is described, and the factors in the discharge circuit which determine the peak current and pulse width are investigated. The performance of the various solid-state switching devices, silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCR's), employed in the circuit is also discussed. (Authors)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, CIRCUITS), (*CIRCUITS, PULSE GENERATORS), SILICON CONTROLLED RECTIFIERS, PULSE MODULATION, SOLID STATE PHYSICS, SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES, PULSES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE