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Japan fires the world's most powerful laser

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Scientists at Osaka University in Japan have managed to fire a two-petawatt laser for one picosecond.

The ridiculously powerful laser, which is known as (LFEX) Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments, measures 300m long and is able to put out a two-quadrillion-watt laser beam.

Read More: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/284173/japan-fires-the-worlds-most-powerful-laser

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third_eye

Power plants of the future ?

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jarjarbinks

Do you think that the two troopers that we can see near the Deathstar superlaser beam got cancer ?

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toast

Power plants of the future ?

Laser do not produce energy, they convert energy.

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third_eye

Laser do not produce energy, they convert energy.

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TITLE OF THE INVENTION

LASERELECTRIC GENERATOR FIELD OF INVENTION

The present invention relates to an arrangement for electric power generation by using a high power liquid laser, fibre optic light guide & unitravelling photodiodes in a system which produces high electric power in a cost effective manner. The laser electric power generator is pollution free, easy operation & user friendly. A pollution free environment can be created by this equipment. The laser electric power generator will have no smoke emission and won't produce any harmful effect eventually making it more beneficial and efficient form of alternative energy.

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CLAIMS I claim:

1. Laser power electric generator for electric power generation, comprising: a high power laser system with a H2O cell as photon source, a semiconductor diode laser as a pumping source mounted inside the high power laser system screwed to the basedient plate, a laser head, a connector attached to the laser head , a coupler connected to the connector, a multifurcated fibre optic guide for guiding the laser beam connected axially to the coupler , a unitravelling photodiodes for optical power to electric power conversion is joined to the multifurcated optic fibre guide , a DC/AC converter connected ' through the cables from the unitravelling photodiodes output pins, a UPS connected in series to the laser power system.

Miniature power generator converts infrared to electricity

07/01/2004

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Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) devices are similar to ordinary photovoltaic devices in concept and form, except that TPV devices produce electricity from IR as well as visible light. Although this distinction may seem only incrementally important, it means that a TPV device can capture useful power from thermal emitters glowing no more than a dull red or orange, opening up the use of a legion of radiation sources fired by combustion (TPVs have even been made into wood-fired electrical power sources for third-world countries).

Researchers at the National University of Singapore and California State Polytechnic University (Pomona, CA) have now developed a miniature TPV power generator that may one day power micromotors, miniature vehicles, and portable electronic devices.1 Integral to the generator is an optical coating that recycles photons with energies that fall below the TPV cell's bandgap, thus boosting its efficiency.

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How Inertial Fusion Power Plants Work

An inertial fusion energy (IFE) power plant consists of a target production facility (or target factory), target injection and tracking systems, the laser, a fusion chamber, and a power conversion system.

In the plant, many (typically 10–20) pulses of fusion energy per second would heat a low-activation coolant, surrounding the fusion targets. The coolant in turn would transfer the fusion heat to a turbine and generator to produce electricity.

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highdesert50

Perhaps a step closer to inertial confinement fusion or lasik eye surgery for the man in the moon.

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paperdyer

How about the "Star Wars" Defense System? The laser could be kept cold in space so it could fire longer. With the right software you could target anyone. I'm sure with the energy put out by this laser a quick burst is all that would be needed to take someone out.

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BeastieRunner

Pentawatt ... that's a lot of watts! :blink:

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grandfunkrailroad

Well at least the Megabot co knows what will be awaiting them

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MOSUGOJI

Of course Japan is working on immensely powerful directed energy weapons. They need to equip their giant kaiju fighting mechs with them. And the next step where it;'s an even more powerful beam is obviously going to be used for the wave motion gun when they construct their Space Battleship Yamato.

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Hammerclaw

Could it slag incoming thermonuclear warheads at extreme range?

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MissJatti

a bit of a buzzing and humming sound, and you got yourself a lightsabre

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Paranormalcy

Thanks for posting this!

In doing reswarch on this, I see a much more powerful laser is in the works, a collaboration of 13 countries, mostly led by Hungary, Prague, Czech Republic, etc. They won't even have their facilities open til 2018, but it is intended to be far and away the most powerful laser, putting Japan's 2 petawatt laser to shame with 200 petawatts (the heat flux moved away from the equator by earth's oceans and atmosphere). Still, 2 petawatt is half the heat of the entire Gulf Stream - focused in one little beam. Astrounding!

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy

I think people are overlooking this part of the article:

"The reason LFEX can put out a beam so powerful is because it only does so for a tiny fraction of a second meaning that the overall amount of power it uses is not actually that high - probably about enough to run a microwave oven for around two seconds."

This is not in any way a weapon system, nor was it ever designed as such. It is however a useful research tool, which is of course what it was allways intended to be !

Some of the ideas might find its way into the much more ambitious HiPER project. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HiPER

Maybe that is the one you are thinking of Paranormalcy ?

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pallidin

Huh. Well, pulsed lasers do have a significant advantage over CW lasers in certain applications.

I guess they both have their place, though.

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Paranormalcy

The ELI laser is the one I was referencing. I meant to put a link.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_Light_Infrastructure

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy

The ELI laser is the one I was referencing. I meant to put a link.

https://en.wikipedia..._Infrastructure

Didn't know about that one. Very interesting. :tu:

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