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Optically-initiated silicon carbide high voltage switch with contoured-profile electrode interfaces

United States Patent

September 4, 2012
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An improved photoconductive switch having a SiC or other wide band gap substrate material with opposing contoured profile cavities which have a contoured profile selected from one of Rogowski, Bruce, Chang, Harrison, and Ernst profiles, and two electrodes with matching contoured-profile convex interface surfaces.
Sullivan; James S. (Livermore, CA), Hawkins; Steven A. (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 171,281
June 28, 2011
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.