Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 19:35:51 -0500

Author: "Jason St. John"

Subject: Re: homemade laser?

Post:

Never heard of it, but it sounds like a gin and tonic laser would be the
next logical step. Mighty tasty laser, and popular at parties.
-sinjin
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On 2002-10-28.17:38 owner-tap-l@listproc.appstate.edu sent:

My chemistry colleague mentioned about a "tonic water" laser that he read
in a magazine while in grad school. He said that the quinine in the tonic
water was the lasing medium in the cavity with laser mirrors at each end.
(Quinine is a naturally fluorescent material.) It somehow got excited with
a light source. Anyone ever heard of this idea?

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