A novel design scheme for the compensation circuitry of solid-state Marx modulators has been described for enhancing the compensation ability of the compensation cells of the Marx modulators and simplifying the entire circuitry. High-speed solid-state switches are adopted in the compensation circuitry for the control of the compensation actions. Inductive components and diodes are used in the design scheme to smooth voltage curve.
 This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FG02-08ER85052 awarded by the U.S. Energy Department. The government may have certain rights in the invention.