The back-lighted Thyratron

A new optically triggered switch that is useful for high power applications was discovered1 and is being developed at USC. The optically triggered switch is a back lighted thyratron (BLT), a name that is indicative of its method of operation and the dense glow characteristic of its discharge.

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