Re: neon light vs laser (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 15:44:29 -0600
From: "D.C. Cox" <DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: neon light vs laser

to: Dale

Meridith Instruments, Phoenix, AZ


> From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: 'Tesla List' <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Subject: neon light vs laser
> Date: Monday, April 20, 1998 11:28 PM
> ----------
> From:  Dale McLane [SMTP:Dale.McLane-at-epa.state.oh.us]
> Sent:  Monday, April 20, 1998 7:56 AM
> To:  tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject:  Re: neon light vs laser
> To:  Michael Andrus
> You are quite correct about the resonance of a laser vs. a neon tube.  I
believe that neon tubes depend on the phospohor coating on the inside of
the tube for the majority of their light output, but am not sure of the
exact mechanism.  Both lasers and neon tubes utilize the effect of raising
atoms to a higher energy level, and the subsequent emission of a photon
when the energy level drops.
> Since lasers are your other hobby, would it be a fair question to ask if
you know of any good sites for the hobbyist who would like to build his
own?   Parts, supplies, plans, etc.
> Thanks, Dale