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UV-laser-produced plasma in gases and on metal targets
Author(s): Victor F. Tarasenko; Evgenii H. Baksht; Sergei E. Kunts; Alexei N. Panchenko; Andrei V. Fedenev; A. A. Kim; V. A. Sinebrjukhov; S. N. Volkov
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Paper Abstract

The results of investigation into the use of UV-laser produced plasma for high-current commutation are summarized. It is shown that exciplex lasers can be used as efficient triggers for megavolt gas switches. If the laser spark length is comparable with the switch gap, the triggering delay time and jitter are independent on the arc position in the gap. In other cases, the shortest delay time was observed under focusing on the electrode surface. The plasma formed by exciplex lasers on the metal targets has been studied. The plasma formation thresholds and plasma expansion velocities have been measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4276, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrashort Pulse Lasers; Laser Plasma Generation and Diagnostics, (29 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.428009
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Victor F. Tarasenko, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
Evgenii H. Baksht, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
Sergei E. Kunts, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
Alexei N. Panchenko, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
Andrei V. Fedenev, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
A. A. Kim, High Current Electronics Insitute (Russia)
V. A. Sinebrjukhov, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
S. N. Volkov, High Current Electronics Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4276:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrashort Pulse Lasers; Laser Plasma Generation and Diagnostics
Richard F. Haglund Jr.; Richard F. Haglund Jr.; Richard F. Wood; Joseph Neev; Richard F. Wood, Editor(s)

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