energize laser with TC?
From: Mike Harrison [SMTP:wwl-at-netcomuk.co.uk]
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 1998 4:38 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: energize laser with TC?
On Tue, 21 Apr 1998 00:29:08 -0500, you wrote:
>From: Christopher Stone [SMTP:Chris.Stone-at-etak-dot-com]
>Sent: Monday, April 20, 1998 8:00 AM
>Subject: energize laser with TC?
>Seeing these posts gave me an idea of an experiment to try. I had
>a HeNe laser tube so we wanted to see if we could get it to lase
>with the Tesla coil. I was never able to get it to work with my
>power supply I use with my other laser tube.
>We got it to light up and the small glass tube inside (between
>the mirrors) appeared to be lasing but there was no output from
>the mirrors. Has anyone else tried this with a good tube or any
I put a 5mW HeNe tube on top of my coil and it lased quite happily as
the corona streamers snaked off the ends! Wasn't as bright as when
powered properly though!
I didn't make any other connection to it, as this would probably
de-tune the coil.
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