V.E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics NAS of Ukraine
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine


Optoelectronic high-voltage switcher

№22 Department semiconductor infrared Photoelectronics
   V.V. Tetorkіn, L.F. Linnyk


Optoelectronic commutator can be used for detection of short high-voltage pulses.
Principle of operation
The resistance of optoelectronic commutator decreases from 1010 down to 10 Ohm under laser radiation.
Areas of application
Optoelectronic commutator can be used in nuclear physics, medicine, scientific researches, and laser physics.
Technical parameters
Semiconductor                       GaAs
Switching voltage, V                 1-50 кВ
Switching current, А                до 10 кА
Time constant, ns                     10
(in strip line execution 10 ps)
Operating temperature, К            300