|Abstract: ||A low-inductance, air-insulated gas switch uses a de-enhanced annular
trigger ring disposed between two opposing high voltage electrodes. The
switch is DC chargeable to 200 kilovolts or more, triggerable, has low
jitter (5 ns or less), has pre-fire and no-fire rates of no more than one
in 10,000 shots, and has a lifetime of greater than 100,000 shots.
Importantly, the switch also has a low inductance (less than 60 nH) and
the ability to conduct currents with less than 100 ns rise times. The
switch can be used with linear transformer drives or other pulsed-power