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Re: Stealing Celestial Fire

Original poster: "Gerald  Reynolds" <gerryreynolds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I can just see it now. The lightning follows the ionized filament all the way to the laser. No more laser :o))Gerry

Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

At 01:59 PM 4/20/2005, you wrote:

They employed their Teramobile laser, whose pulse lasts for a mere 100
femtoseconds and packs a peak power of 5 terawatts

That's 100E-15 seconds * 5E12 Watts = 0.5 Joules... if I got my prefixes

WOW!! The light pulse is only just over 1/1000 inch long!! Even if it is just 0.5 joule, I don't think I would want to get in it's way!!

The spark seems very straight and uniform!

I see they use the little semi-spheres for the top in what I think is a HV multiplier in there lab picture.