From: Chris Carlen
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Subject: Re: Small Tesla Coil
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Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 02:55:19 GMT
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Rich Grise wrote:
> a handheld weapons-grade laser - I'm a tooling designer for the
> latest version of The Airborne Laser ( http://www.airbornelaser.com/ ),
> and I don't know how big the actual laser itself is, but the power
> supply occupies the entire rest of the fuselage of a 747. Maybe
> handheld for King Kong or the Jolly Ho Ho Ho Green Giant! ;-}
Interesting job. There's a lot of fun stuff like that which I could get
into at Sandia, but I have an aversion to working on weapons projects.
So I stick with basic energy.
I have never been able to find much detailed info about the ABL, like
power output, pulse width. What's the wavelength, if you know?
I guess there are reasons for the dearth of info, unfortunately.
Imagine what we could accomplish if we expended all these resources into
basic research for useful purposes instead of weapons.
Christopher R. Carlen
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