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General Atomics Photon Cannon

Posted by: Sigma - Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:02 pm
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Post General Atomics Photon Cannon   Posted on: Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:02 pm
New crazy 300 mw laser, fits on a tabletop.

What if you nixed the power supplies, and beamed power to it,

could this open up a plasma bloom supercavity, much like the old aerospike but much more brutal?

can you accelerate using the plasma envelope?

I suck at turing ideas into math so.....

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Post Re: General Atomics Photon Cannon   Posted on: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:29 pm
Sigma wrote:
New crazy 300 mw laser, fits on a tabletop.

What if you nixed the power supplies, and beamed power to it,

could this open up a plasma bloom supercavity, much like the old aerospike but much more brutal?

can you accelerate using the plasma envelope?

I suck at turing ideas into math so.....


Its the little typos that can confuse us I did wonder briefly if I had not been paying attention properly to the tech scene but...

Its 75-300 kilowatts not megawatts so without doing back of the envelop calcs I suspect its not going to be used for propulsion after dropping three zeros :wink: :twisted: sorry it would have been nice to have new and interesting toys of that level it might have made some fusion power systems feasible.

http://www.blazingcatfur.ca/2015/04/21/ ... in-lasers/

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Post Re: General Atomics Photon Cannon   Posted on: Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:39 pm
Yar, I meant Kw not MW.

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