|Abstract: ||A photonic-crystal-fiber-delivered laser-triggered high-voltage gas
switch can deliver a peak irradiance of greater than 5.1.times.10.sup.11
W/cm.sup.2 to the AK gap for a laser having a wavelength of 1064 nm. The
switch is capable of operating at pressures up to 2200 psi; voltages
across the gap of greater than 200 kV; operation at less than 70%
self-break voltage; shot-to-shot jitter of less than 3 ns; AK gap
distances of 3 mm or smaller; and triggering via a fiber-delivered laser
pulse energy of as low as 500 .mu.J.