On the measurement of laser-induced plasma breakdown thresholds

Brieschenk, Stefan, Kleine, Harald and O'Byrne, Sean (2013) On the measurement of laser-induced plasma breakdown thresholds. Journal of Applied Physics, 114 9: 093101.1-093101.3. doi:10.1063/1.4819806

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Author Brieschenk, Stefan
Kleine, Harald
O'Byrne, Sean
Title On the measurement of laser-induced plasma breakdown thresholds
Journal name Journal of Applied Physics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-8979
Publication date 2013-09
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1063/1.4819806
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 114
Issue 9
Start page 093101.1
End page 093101.3
Total pages 4
Place of publication College Park, MD United States
Publisher American Institute of Physics
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The breakdown threshold of a gas exposed to intense laser-radiation is a function of gas and laser properties. Breakdown thresholds reported in the literature often vary greatly and these differences can partially be traced back to the method that is typically used to determine breakdown thresholds. This paper discusses the traditional method used to determine breakdown thresholds and the potential errors that can arise using this approach, and presents an alternative method which can yield more accurate data especially when determining breakdown thresholds as functions of gas pressure.
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