Journal of Russian Laser Research

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 259–285 | Cite as

Dynamics of a radiating surface discharge

  • S. V. Mit'ko
  • V. N. Ochkin


We have elaborated a code for numerical treatment of two-dimensional problems of the dynamics of a surface discharge with inclusion of radiative energy transfer. The gas dynamic, electric, and radiative properties of a surface discharge in atmospheric air have been studied experimentally for a total energy input of 100 J/cm in the input power range 3–6 MW/cm. A new technique involving a discharge sliding along a conducting surface is applied to initiate an extended surface discharge. The calculations agree satisfactorily with the experiments. The method elaborated here makes it possible to calculate a broad class of linear discharges with an eye to produce a radiation source with problem-oriented spectral power characteristics.


Microwave Input Power Radiative Energy Spectral Power Conducting Surface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Mit'ko
    • 1
  • V. N. Ochkin
    • 1
  1. 1.P. N. Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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