Finished the Ruby Laser Power Supply!

Finished the power supply for my ruby laser! I modified an old electrophoresis PSU (scored for $50 on ebay :p ) by hardwiring in some capacitor charging circuits and building a couple external controllers. The power supply charges my main 1000V 21600uF flashlamp cap bank to the voltage I choose, as well as powers up my lamp ignitor circuit. That spark you see at the end may be approaching 100kV, and is from dumping a smaller 1000V cap bank through an automotive ignition coil (100:1 coil turn ratio) , which in turn should give me a strong enough electric field to ionize the Xe in my lamps and allow them to fire. Gonna pick up my resonator mirrors next week so the finish is in sight for this pulsed death ray...

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