Method and apparatus for initiating, directing and constricting electrical discharge arcs
A method and associated apparatus for initiating and guiding an electrical discharge arc. This method preferably comprises the steps of: providing a laser beam through a predetermined gas comprising molecules amenable to vibrational excitation by a laser beam so as to cause vibrational excitation of the molecules and to define a beam path in a direction of desired electrical discharge; and propagating an electrical discharge arc so as to intersect the beam path, whereby the electrical discharge arc is directed along the beam path.
author list (cited authors)
Albright, C. E., Rich, J. W., Miles, R. B., Lempert, W. R., & Macheret, S. O.
complete list of authors
Albright, CE||Rich, JW||Miles, RB||Lempert, WR||Macheret, SO