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Re: nitrogen laser triggered gap

Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>

I guess I DO have the laser plans...  With over 1 gig of "stuff" one
hot-streamer-dot-com, I can't keep track anymore :-))




Hi Colin,
  Somewhere on Terry's site* there was a PDF with some basic
information on how to build a simple DIY nitrogen laser..
you don't even need a vacuum pump (just a water aspirator)
for the vacuum.. I'm planning on building one this summer
sometime, so I'll let you know how it turns out.. 

Coiling In Pittsburgh
Ben McMillen

*I don't ""think"" it was my site**.  Scientific American had an Amateur
Scientist's article on this around 1975. And I built it.  However I do have
an LSI (Laser Science, Inc.) part 337900 Nitrogen laser module Mike gave
me.  Probably about 100+uJ.  Apparently, it was removed working so it just
needs power (I think it has storage caps built in).  If one could figure
out how to hook it up and get it going, I would be happy to send it (I
guess that is ok with Mike).  I can take pictures if there is interest.  I
think the laser in the article could do far more power however... - Terry


The Scientific American article gave far far more detail...

--- Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:
> Original poster: "colin.heath4 by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <colin.heath4-at-ntlworld-dot-com>
> hi all
>         iv been reading up on commercially available
> spark gaps and fancy
> trying to build a nitrogen triggered spark gap but first
> i must find info on
> building the laser 
> im in the uk so information on such subjects is sparce
> any help on this would be much appreciated 
> also is a triggered gap as good as a rotary?
> many thanks
> colin heath