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Re: Stealing Celestial Fire

Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


For firing spark gaps, cooling should not be a big deal at all without the water assuming you fire it like once every few minutes or something like that. 5W from an argon laser beam is not hard to cool. I was worried it might have some say Q-Switch electronics or something "sensitive". But it is far "too fast" for electronics. The length of the beam pulse is only 0.001 inch long!!!!! and contains 0.5 joule at 15 terawatts. Seems like you could go hunting black holes with a gun like that!!!!

I wonder how they "know" that.... I guess you would set a bunch of equipment up, fire the laser, note that nothing got recorded, and find a big hole blown through the sensor ;-)) I bet that is all determined by computer simulations... The spark gap experiment discussed is probably proof that the simulations are within 3 orders of magnitude of being correct :o))) I suppose the laser crystals will be on E-bay soon (they sound very simple!) and I know some of you have argon lasers handy ;-))



At 11:23 AM 4/21/2005, you wrote:
   That is correct. There are no moving parts. However, the
crystal is contained in a cooling block that is water
cooled. The only thing you'd have to worry about is
isolating the cooling water supply. I think if it gets too
hot, it'll crack and then no more lasing. ;) Other than
that, it should work quite well..

Coiling In Pittsburgh
Ben McMillen

--- Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Original poster: Terry Fritz
> <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi Gerry,
> The Titanium Sapphire laser is a solid crystal laser
> charged pumped from
> say a 5W argon laser.
> The titanium laser has no real moving or electronics
> parts from what I
> understand.  This is interesting in that it could be
> "floated" above ground
> potential.  Thus you could have the laser "switch"
> floating at say 500kV AC
> and turn it on from say 100 feet away by hitting it with
> the Argon
> laser.  Almost a perfect super-HV super high-current
> totally isolated switch!!
> I think the price of the Ti lasers are pretty reasonable
> too and they
> should have a very long life.
> Cheers,
>          Terry