Passive Pulse Generators are circuits used to generate very high power electrical pulses. Such pulses find application in a wide range of disciplines, including plasma generation, gas laser physics and radar.
* Includes two introductory chapters on techniques used to analyse passive pulse generators
* Includes worked examples
A valuable reference resource for specialist undergraduates, post graduate students and researchers active in the field og pulsed power and areas where pulsed power is applied, including physicists, engineers and those with an interest in waste and materials processing.
Deals with the analysis of the transient response of pulse electrical circuits capable of generating short electrical pulses at very high power levels for applications in experimental physics and defense. Smith (Pembroke College) first introduces the Laplace transform method and transmission line theory. He then surveys pulse forming line and pulse forming networks techniques, and describes the transient response of conventional wound transformers and transmission line transformers. The final chapters address the design of pulse generators based on the discharge of energy stored in either capacitors or inductors, and the new field of nonlinear pulse generators. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR