Laser Diode Pulser Using Resonant Quantum Well Devices
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
A device with negative dynamic conductance region can be used to convert voltage ramps into electrical current pulses. Fig. 1 illustrates this conversion process using an I-V curve. Tunnel diodes and resonant tunneling diodes are familiar examples that exhibit negative dynamic conductance.