Re: Non-lethal protective technologies?

Raymond G. Van De Walker (
Sat, 5 Jun 1999 02:47:02 PDT

>> The gun is designed to zap its victim with an electric
>> current, using a laser to carry the charge along a beam
>> of ultraviolet light.
I work with a medical manufacturer of lasers (Holmium, infra-red at about 1.2 microns). To get 80 watts (3.08J at 26 pulses/S) , they use tens of Kw of power for the pumping lamps and cavity-cooling. The laser has a 600A 210V connector. Although I don't know if it actually uses all that, I do know they have a private substation, and we can only run two at a time in the lab.

What's he gonna use for power? Most lasers are less than 1% efficient, especially short-wave lasers.

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