Shadowman wrote:Tronus_Rex wrote:Shadowman wrote:Tronus_Rex wrote:Yes they are Shad', a laser is a short for electrolaser which is a type of plasma, not just "hot" light. I'm sure you can check an encyclopedia to see for yourself.
It's short for "Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." Way to fail. Again. you probably should have checked an encyclopedia yourself.
Fail nothing Shad'-haha!-in the context of a weapons, or weaponized lasers, proper term is electrolaser, electron coming before l.a.s.e.r. & also being the full term. You read the cleaned up version of l.a.s.e.r., which most people don't know. Electron light amplification stimulation emission radiation & it's twin photon light amplification stimulation emission radiation, or phaser.
[Addition after checking again on: "phaser"] I just looked at a favorite book of mine for sci-fi related tech. Laser, electrolaser, phaser, ETC. aren't the only fun beams of focused death-radiatioin they're are more
I double checked when I read, phaser, which made me wonder because, it drops the "L" & adds "Ph" for photon. Phaser isn't just simply charged photons, that's something different, anyway-I won't bore you further, but the first idea for lasers used electron, photon, & a few more atoms, when created. Point is we were both right and wrong, just inaccurate.
When talking about something as simple as a laser from a pointer or a targeter, then yes, you're correct, as focused light it's just laser. But in the context of a lightsaber which is a weapon, electrolaser is the correct term as well as the full term. [-PS Edit: because it's a plasma based laser, which fits Lucas's impossible explanation }
A bit of a necrobump, but I actually went and looked up what an electrolaser is.
An electrolaser works by firing a normal laser, heating the surrouonding air into plasma, then firing an electrical current down the plasma channel. Turning into a high-heat, long-range version of a taser gun.
You are, once again, confusing multiple terms for one another.
Oh, and the concept of a stick of plasma in a force field? That's not Lucas's explanation. Probably should have said that sooner, but I kind of liked watching you blame him for stuff he never actually said.
You know the punishment for necrobumping is death by Teletubbies right?
The saddest part of this is we will probably lose the Vong war.