Would anyone know or happen to be able direct me to some information: How would I create a glowing plasmoid in the air using a 1 watt 808 nm diode laser? Essentially I am converting the nitrogen in the air into a plasma using a 1watt 808nm diode laser focused to a point. Now is there anyway to pulse this laser the same way a qswitch would pulse a yag laser? Or is it possible to create a light emitting plasmoid using the 808 itself? Any information on this would be helpful.