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A simple high-voltage high current spark gap with subnanosecond jitter triggered by femtosecond laser filamentation

Abstract : We describe a simple, sturdy, and reliable spark gap operating with air at atmospheric pressure and able to switch currents in excess of 10 kA with sub-nanosecond jitter. The spark gap is remotely triggered by a femtosecond laser filament.
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Léonid Arantchouk, Aurélien Houard, Yohann Brelet, Jérôme Carbonnel, Jean Larour, et al.. A simple high-voltage high current spark gap with subnanosecond jitter triggered by femtosecond laser filamentation. Applied Physics Letters, American Institute of Physics, 2013, 102 (16), pp.162502. ⟨10.1063/1.4802927⟩. ⟨hal-00852057⟩

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