Re: Poulsen arc gap / Magnetic blow-out spark gaps....

> To my knowledge, the Poulsen arc does not quench at all. It is a
> continuous arc made with a gap in series with a DC power supply and a
> large inductance. In parallel with the gap there is an LC series
> circuit. With proper adjustments, the negative dynamic resistance
> of the arc causes the buildup of oscillation in the LC circuit.

    What function does the large inductance play?  What would be the
characteristics of a Tesla coil driven by such a circuit?  Would the
discharge be
CW, like hydrogen thyratron driven coils, or disruptive?