The Initial Stages of Laser-Induced Gas Breakdown

  • Renaud Papoular
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Instruments and methods are described which have been used to detect and count free electrons released in a gas by laser radiation at power levels below breakdown threshold. The experimental results are analyzed and their possible relations to known elementary phenomena are discussed.


Focal Distance Proportional Counter Ruby Laser Focal Volume Breakdown Threshold 
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  • Renaud Papoular
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  1. 1.DPh PFCAssociation Euratom-CEA92-Fontenay-aux-RosesFrance

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