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Air Breakdown Photography In The Picosecond Domain
Author(s): G. A. Kyrala; P. H.Y. Lee; K. A. Stetler; I. I.K. Yu
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Paper Abstract

We have studied the breakdown of air using the Los Alamos Bright Source KrF laser at an irradiance of 1.36x1016 W/cm2 and pulse length of 700 fs. Results of the temporal evolution of various regions of the spark, recorded with an S-20 streak/framing camera, are presented.

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Date Published: 17 January 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1155, Ultrahigh Speed and High Speed Photography, Photonics, and Videography '89: Seventh in a Series, (17 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962452
Show Author Affiliations
G. A. Kyrala, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
P. H.Y. Lee, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
K. A. Stetler, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
I. I.K. Yu, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1155:
Ultrahigh Speed and High Speed Photography, Photonics, and Videography '89: Seventh in a Series
Gary L. Stradling, Editor(s)

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