Accession Number : AD0848762

Title :   Development and Application of Light Activated Silicon Switches.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. 3 Nov 68-3 Feb 69,

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH LABS PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Roberts, J. S. ; Hill, R. ; Muss, D. R.

Report Date : 03 FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The report discusses a program intended to determine the practicability of a light activated silicon switch in a prototype modulator circuit application. The work is to include improvement of a device design, testing and evaluation of devices, design and development of an optical triggering system for synchronous multiple triggering, and design, development and delivery of a prototype modulator circuit incorporating these light activated silicon switches. (Author9)

Descriptors :   (*SILICON CONTROLLED RECTIFIERS, ELECTRONIC SWITCHES), (*ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, GAS LASERS), TRIGGER CIRCUITS, MODULATORS, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, ENCAPSULATION, SURFACE PROPERTIES, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, THERMAL STABILITY, AGING(MATERIALS), ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE