SHF nanosecond pulse shaper with laser ignition of a commutating discharge

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


In the paper are given the results of developing a nanosecond SHF pulse shaper with laser ignition. The main attention is paid to increasing the output pulse amplitude stability. The SHF pulses with the duration of 5 ns and the amplitude instability <2% in the range of peak powers of 5-15 MW are obtained. The time spread of the SHF pulse shaping moment relative to laser pulses does not exceed 0.6 ns. The ignition of a SHF commutating discharge is carried out by ultraviolet radiation of a nitrogen laser at λ=337.1 nm. The working gas is a dry air or nitrogen at the pressure of 1·105-1.14·105 Pa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-100
Number of pages2
JournalPribory i Tekhnika Eksperimenta
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

Cite this