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Opticondistor (OTV) - An optically controlled wide band gap switch

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This technology is called the opticondistior or OTV (US Pat. Appl.13/928,322). It is an optically-controlled wide-bandgap device similar to a transistor, but without the limitation of a controlling junction. Being optically-controlled, it has unlimited voltage and current capability and can be used in a wide variety of market segments.

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Higher power switching at much lower size, weight and cost.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 629

Website: https://ipo.llnl.gov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners