A technique for generating monotonically increasing electrical waveforms with high-voltage amplitude in the nanosecond and subnanosecond time scale has been developed. This method employs the dispersive properties of transmission lines near their cutoff frequency to generate useful pulse shapes. These properties have been predicted by Hasnain et al.1 and observed by Valdmanis et al.2 in the picosecond range. This works extends the concept to the nanosecond and subnanosecond time scale.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

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