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Posted by NickW on July 18, 2003, 1:03 pm
 
Possibly a silly question but here goes...

Can optic fibres be used to transmit light for power purposes, eg.
could you use them as the reciever on a mylar lined satellite dish,
say?

If so, how efficiently do they do it?

I want to be able to burn James Bond's aeroplane to prevent him
escaping or maybe heat some water - that kind of thing.

Nick

Posted by Dale Farmer on July 23, 2003, 7:47 pm
 


NickW wrote:


Possibly, but you would need a LOT of them, and conducting that
amount of energy down fibers would be iffy.  That little bit of
waste heat would build up fast.  I'd do it with mirrors.
    --Dale



Posted by NickW on July 31, 2003, 11:18 am
 Looks like someone already thought of this... albeit on a smaller scale:

http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994009

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