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INVESTIGATION OF GAS IONIZATION PHENOMENON AT OPTICAL AND IR FREQUENCIES.
Interim rept. for 11 Feb-11 Aug 64,
WESTINGHOUSE DEFENSE AND SPACE CENTER BALTIMORE MD
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Results of the first half of the program are summarized and the status at that point is given. The experimental laser system is described and the calibration and monitoring procedures discussed. Breakdown time statistics and charge measurements obtained during this time are presented. The theoretical study results obtained to date in the areas of the non-linear ionization initiation mechanisms and the extension of the microwave break-down theory are discussed. A preliminary description of the breakdown process is given. Author
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