Submitted Paper

Optimizing laser-triggered HV discharges and conductivityE. Schubert, D. Mongin, L. de la Cruz, N. Berti, T. Produit, G. Schimmel, A. Rastegari, C. Feng, B. Kamer, L. Arissian, and J.-C. Diels, J.-P. Wolf, J. Kasparian

We review efforts towards assessing the validity of the charge density in laser filaments, optimizing the laser repetition rate to maximize the conductivity, and improving the discharge triggering by multi-pulse schemes.