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Title: Compact 180-kV Marx generator triggered in atmospheric air by femtosecond laser filaments

We developed a compact Marx generator triggered in atmospheric air by a single femtosecond laser beam undergoing filamentation. Voltage pulses of 180 kV could be generated with a subnanosecond jitter. The same laser beam was also used to initiate simultaneously guided discharges up to 21 cm long at the output of the generator.
Authors:
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  1. Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, 91128 Palaiseau (France)
  2. Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée, ENSTA ParisTech, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, 91761 Palaiseau (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22257049
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AIR; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; FILAMENTS; LASERS; MARX GENERATORS