Title

Optically Driven Photoconductive Devices For Power Switching Application .1. Theory And Experimental Results

Keywords

Photoconductive Devices; Diodes; Power Switching; Semiconductor Devices; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

Abstract

The photoconductive circuit element (PCE) can be made relatively compact, can hold off a large voltage when the light is off and can conduct a large current when the light is on. Thus the PCE is an attractive device for power switching applications. The authors have designed, fabricated and measured several prototype (scaled-down) PCEs to study the feasibility of using such devices for power-switching purposes. Physical insights and theoretical analysis are also discussed. Qualitative agreements are found between experimental data and the results calculated from a recently developed numerical model.

Publication Title

Iee Proceedings-G Circuits Devices and Systems

Volume

139

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

343

Last Page

349

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1992JA38600011

ISSN

0956-3768

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