Date: Thu Jun 26 05:14:45 2008 Back to Contents
Author: Simcha Segev
Subject: Re: Laser pointer to pop a balloon inside another balloon
I accept your suggestion to write an article but I have to lookup if there
are no other published references. As Steve wrote and sent the picture of
Arthur Schawlow's laser demo, He might also publish it somewhere.
Anyway, firstly I have to purchase a Laser and test it. Make some
measurements etc. this will be done later this year.
Thanks for triggering, Simcha
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For a demonstration to be listed in the PIRA Bibliography, there must be a
published article about it; if there is, bring it to our attention and we
will put it on our agenda at the meeting. If there is no published
reference, by all means write it up and create one.
Quoting Simcha Segev :
> Taplers, no one of you perform this demo? I searched in the Pira
> bibliography and didn't find any entry.
> We tried it with an 100 mW CO2 laser (that I borrow from a research lab)
> aimed on a blue balloon inside a transparent balloon and the inner balloon
> pops in a second.
> Now I intend to purchase an inexpensive laser pointer and to try it with
> There are lot of websites that sell laser pointers of 100 - 200 mW at 99 -
> 300$ but... in those that I'm able to read the label on the laser, it
> doesn't fit to the description. For example, this laser described as 200mW
> but on the label is written "Max. Output <10mW".
> Has anyone any idea or experience with this kind of low price - high power
> laser pointers?
> Any clue will be blessed, Simcha
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