Re: Another stupid patent...

Rodent of Unusual Size (Ken.Coar@Golux.Com)
Fri, 17 Dec 1999 09:08:07 -0500

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> That would require a lot of power (like an industrial CO2 laser with a
> half a kW optical output)

On the other hand, if the light is invisible but the beam is not,
we're talking about even MORE energy. I've never heard of a
laser sufficiently powerful to produce a visible ionisation path
slong the collimated beam. (With convergence focussing, yes.)
But they're probably out there..

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