The effect of laser-produced plasma from a biased metal target in a background gas (argon) is studied. We report that switching of an argon gas discharge is controlled by metal plasma or by polarity of the target.
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V. Kumar and R. K. Thareja, "Laser-induced gas breakdown and its application to switching," Appl. Opt. 31, 3460-3462 (1992)