Nonlinear h-wave radiant discharge with a reed switch. 5V/div on the scope. Doesn't really show on the video but the spikes go off the scale of the scope.
Nov. 7, 2004
Glad to help. You are asking the right kind of questions. Here is my best shot at answering them.
1) My book consistently refers to the radiant spike LEADING the pulse.
That is true. The high voltage transient that leads the pulse is a much purer form of radiant energy. This circuit actually feeds this pulse back to the first battery in opposition to the forward current.