1. The maximum electric field strength in air is 3.0 MV/m. Stronger electric fields ionize the air and create a spark. What is the maximum power that can be delivered by a 1.3 cm diameter laser beam propagating through air? 2. I = P/A = c*epsilon0*E2/2 3. Using E = 3*106 for E, I use the above equation to solve for I, obtaining 1.19*1010. Multiplying by area, using pi*r2 and r = 0.013m, I obtain 6.34*106, which is incorrect.