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Laser-triggered switching in a liquid dielectric

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1 Author(s)
Marolda, A. ; Simulation Lab., EG & G, Inc., Bedford, MA, USA

A laser-triggered spark gap using a liquid dielectric has been investigated. A parametric study has been performed relating the delay and jitter characteristics of the switch to the laser parameters. Delay times of less than 30 ns were observed with apparent subnanosecend jitter times.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 8 )