Accession Number : ADD013449

Title :   High Energy Optically Controlled Kilovolt Semiconductor Switch.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, 23 Oct 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Weiner, Maurice ; Bovino, Lawrence J ; Burke, Terence ; Kim, Anderson H

Report Date : 23 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A high enegry, optically controlled kilovolt semiconductor switch is described including a bulk piece of high resistivity semiconductor for illumination by a high speed laser. Said semiconductor has a thick highly doped epitaxial layer of P+ impurity grown on one side of the semiconductor, and a thick highly doped epitaxial layer of N+ impurity grown on the opposite side of the semiconductor with metallic electrodes deposited on the respective epitaxial layers using standard ohmic contact procedures.

Descriptors :   *EPITAXIAL GROWTH, *SEMICONDUCTORS, *ELECTRODES, *ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, *SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, *ELECTRIC CONTACTS, RESISTANCE, ILLUMINATION, IMPURITIES, METALS, PATENT APPLICATIONS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE