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Co2 laser Project help

by Dr Gonzo
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Dr Gonzo
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Nov17-09, 01:41 AM
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I am trying to study the effects of exploding plasma.

My idea is to discharge my 7680J cap bank through a Co2 laser hooked to a Q-switch to produce a 5-100 microsecond pulse involving all the cap banks energy.

My question is will it work and can the optics handle the amount of energy.

The military has developed a system that can do this on a large scale reference below

http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/smallarms/Moore.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulsed_Energy_Projectile



I can increase the size of my capacitor bank up to a reasonable amount if necessary

The idea that laser energy can kinetically effect objects has great potential in the sense that it could be used to cheaply propel objects into space.
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