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Thread #59418 Message #1618623
Posted By: Amos
02-Dec-05 - 11:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Given the size of the damn thing you'd need a HUMV to tow it into the woods and would make too much noise for any self-respecting moose to bear.
Bear in mind, too, that your Xmas present will be constrained by the phase-matching condition for strong interactions between the electrons and laser field - i.e. for a given periodic magnet structure, the wavelength is determined only by the energy of the electron beam.
You could, I suppose, set one up in your back yard to snipe at UFO's. They reach 10KW, which is probably enough to scorch any Venusian rocket jockey right out of his console chair.