17 January 1990 Air Breakdown Photography In The Picosecond Domain
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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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G. A. Kyrala, P. H.Y. Lee, K. A. Stetler, I. I.K. Yu, "Air Breakdown Photography In The Picosecond Domain", 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; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.962452
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