Abstract

Femtosecond laser pulses were used to make plasma filaments near an isolated positively or negatively highly biased electrode. The electrode was well positioned to sustain a high voltage up to Umax=+/-400 kV to avoid the induced breakdown or a glow discharge; the shape of the electrode was chosen to reduce the corona effects at the maximal voltage. The filament's UV emission is shown to be very sensitive to the voltage applied: it increases nonlinearly with the electrode potential. Along with nanosecond filament-induced flashes at both polarities, long, about a half microsecond, corona flashes were observed at the negative polarity.

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Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Plasmas (1)

T. Fujii, M. Miki, N. Goto, A. Zhidkov, T. Fukuchi, Y. Oishi, and K. Nemoto, Phys. Plasmas 15, 013107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rep. (1)

A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rep. 441, 47 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (3)

S. Champeaux and L. Bergé, Phys. Rev. E 71, 046604 (2005).
[CrossRef]

F. Théberge, W. Liu, P. Tr. Simard, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, Phys. Rev. E 74, 036406 (2006).
[CrossRef]

H. Yang, J. Zhang, Y. Li, J. Zhang, Y. Li, Z. Chen, H. Teng, Z. Wei, and Z. Sheng, Phys. Rev. E 66, 016406 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

A. Houard, Y. Liu, B. Prade, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 255006 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

Y. P. Raizer, Gas Discharge Physics (Springer-Verlag, 1991). pp. 60-63.

S. L. Chin, in Advances in Multi-photon Processes and Spectroscopy, S.H.Lin, A.A.Villaeys, and Y.Fujimura, eds. (World Scientific, 2004), pp. 249-272.

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