Review of High Voltage Pulsed Power Supplies and Power Electronics in Pulse Power Generation


Khuban Lateef Khan
Rishi Verma
Amitava Roy


Recently, pulse-shaped power supplies have become more popular. Pulsed power is versatile and useful as a supply method since it can take several shapes and has many pulse characteristics. The release of electrons, protons, and neutrons from an atom and the synthesis of molecules to generate ions or other molecules require a lot of immediate energy. Pulsed power is needed for decomposition, molecular fusion and material joining, radiation generation (e.g., electrons, lasers, radar), explosive processes for concrete recycling, wastewater and exhaust gas treatment, and material surface treatments. Industrial and environmental applications require pulsed power, which requires efficient and adaptive pulse modulators. Higher-quality repeating pulses are needed for plasma fusion and laser weapons. Marx Generators, Magnetic Pulse Compressors, Pulse Forming Networks, and Multistage Blumlein Lines have several uses. Pulse modulators use spark gap and hydrogen thyratron gas/magnetic switching technologies for their high voltage tolerance and low-rise times. These creatures are inefficient, unreliable, repetitious, and short-lived. These devices are heavy, bulky, and expensive. Solid-state switching technology can replace conventional devices, improving pulse supply. High-frequency switching repeats the pulsed power supply. These items are compact, efficient, affordable, reliable, and durable. Solid-state transistor applications may not meet switch voltage ratings and rise time constraints. Various power electronics configurations can produce solid-state high-voltage pulses.


How to Cite
Khan, K. L. ., Verma, R. ., & Roy, A. . (2024). Review of High Voltage Pulsed Power Supplies and Power Electronics in Pulse Power Generation. Power Research - A Journal of CPRI, 19(2), 157–162.


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