ECE PROFESSOR SUDIP K. MAZUMDER IS GRANTED TWO NEW PATENTS IN THE AREA OF OPTICALLY-SWITCHED POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND POWER ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS
The patented optical switching technology has the potential to be a game changer in power electronics and switching power systems. The photonic technology yields novel power-semiconductor devices, immunity to electromagnetic interference, complete electrical isolation between power and control stages, simplicity of control structure and actuation, dynamic controllability of power semiconductor device yielding systems control at device level and easy control of plurality of power semiconductor devices.
The applications of the patented technology encompass high-voltage and high-power distribution and transmission systems, smart grid, pulsed-power systems, fly-by-light electronics and electrical actuators, ultra-high-frequency electronics, very-high-voltage inverters for direct grid interface in megawatt-level solar and wind energy systems and energy storage, electric vehicles, and power quality conditioners and FACTS.
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