A passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG laser is used to investigate the air breakdown in a static chamber. The characteristics of the transmitted laser pulse are measured and the energy transfer from the pulses to plasma is evaluated. As the air pressure increases inside the chamber the amount of transferred energy from pulse to plasma increases.

© 2017 Optical Society of America

PDF Article


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access OSA Member Subscription