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Transversely-illuminated high current photoconductive switches with geometry-constrained conductivity path

United States Patent

May 10, 2016
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A photoconductive switch having a wide bandgap semiconductor material substrate between opposing electrodes, with one of the electrodes having an aperture or apertures at an electrode-substrate interface for transversely directing radiation therethrough from a radiation source into a triple junction region of the substrate, so as to geometrically constrain the conductivity path to within the triple junction region.
Nelson; Scott D. (Patterson, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 912,137
June 6, 2013
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.