High repetitive switching of parallel micro-plasma spark gaps

  title={High repetitive switching of parallel micro-plasma spark gaps},
  author={B-J. Lee and Hasibur Rahaman and Ken Frank and S. H. Nam},
  journal={2013 Abstracts IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS)},
Micro-plasma high-pressure spark gaps have been investigated for the generation of ultra wideband (UWB) microwave pulses. Such micro-plasma spark gaps are characterized by sub-ns current rise-times and high peak power output of short impulses. The peak power of the short impulses at a resistive load for 1 MHz repetition rate, generated by a single micro-plasma spark gap system, is limited due its relatively low breakdown voltage. In order to overcome this problem, the single spark gap is… CONTINUE READING