Pseudospark switches for the power supply circuits of pulsed lasers

V. D. Bochkov, Yu D. Korolev, K. Frank, O. B. Frants, I. A. Shemyakin

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    A family of sealed-off low-pressure spark gap switches developed at the Institute of High Current Electronics (Tomsk) and at the Plasma Scientific Research Institute (Ryazan) with participation of researchers from the Physical Institute of the University of Erlangen (Germany) is described. The devices are of cermet construction, are capable of switching pulsed currents over wide ranges of amplitudes and durations, and have a number of unique characteristics. The principle of operation of the spark gap switches is described and their designs are given. The triggering circuits of the switches are considered.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)432-439
    Number of pages8
    JournalRussian Physics Journal
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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