neon light vs laser

From:  Jeff Corr [SMTP:corr-at-enid-dot-com]
Sent:  Monday, April 13, 1998 5:38 PM
To:  tesla-2 list; tesla list
Subject:  neon light vs laser

I know this is way off the topic but you guys are the 
only people smart enough to answer this, heh... :-)

What is the difference between a neon laser and the
light from a neon tube when lit?  wouldn't the light from
a neon tube be coherent just like that of a laser?

Reply to corr-at-enid-dot-com thanks!

Jeff Corr
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Enid, OK 73703