Numerical analysis of electrical breakdown induced by laser irradiation in n2/o2 gas mixture

Akihiko Takahashi, Kiyoto Nishijima

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Abstract

This paper presents a theoretical investigation on the electrical breakdown process of air induced by intense pulsed laser beams. We develop a computer simulation model including both the Boltzmann equation and the rate equations. The calculations are performed for different laser wavelengths of 308 nm (XeCl), 694 nm (ruby), 1.06 μm (YAG) and 10.6 /μm (CO2). The result on the laser wavelengths is qualitatively consistent with the experimental result. The laser-induced breakdown process is discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2471-2475
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Volume34
Issue number5R
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Numerical analysis
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Lasers
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Wavelength
Ruby
ruby
Boltzmann equation
Pulsed lasers
wavelengths
yttrium-aluminum garnet
Laser beams
pulsed lasers
computerized simulation
breakdown

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Numerical analysis of electrical breakdown induced by laser irradiation in n2/o2 gas mixture. / Takahashi, Akihiko; Nishijima, Kiyoto.

In: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 34, No. 5R, 01.01.1995, p. 2471-2475.

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