Studies of breakdown threshold intensity for air at various pressures in the range of 24–760 torr using 0.355, 0.532 and 1.06 µm radiation are reported. We observep−0.8 scaling ofIth at 1.06 µm and a weak scaling ofp−0.4 at 0.532 and 0.355 µm radiation. Strong dependence of breakdown spot size on laser power but weak dependence on air pressure is observed.
Volume 93 | Issue 6
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