Re: Non-lethal protective technologies?

Eugene Leitl (
Fri, 4 Jun 1999 19:40:49 -0700 (PDT)

Raymond G. Van De Walker writes:

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

The portable version is supposed to be based on a recently developed laser diode. You'd only a very short pulse to create the ionized channel, afterwards it should be self-sustaining for the duration of the discharge.

Vehicle mount applications could use harmonic generation, since power is not a problem.