Patent Number: 6,310,409

Title: Optically programmable arbitrary temporal profile electric generator

Abstract: The present invention relates to an optically programmable electric generator of arbitrary time profiles, which comprises a first ultrahigh frequency triggering line (10) and a second ultrahigh frequency discharge line (12) resistively coupled, by points, the first line being triggered by a voltage transition of duration less than one nanosecond, at least one point being taken off from the first line (10) by at least one photoconductor in variable resistance mode, directly coupled to the second line, illuminated by a programmable light source (13). A resistive load is connected at the output (S) of this generator.

Inventors: Jolly; Alain (Andernos, FR)

Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique

International Classification: H03K 5/159 (20060101); H03K 5/01 (20060101); H03K 005/01 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018