New laser use: provide energy for the earth!

2018-05-28 10:15:04 admin 1

Space laser, Dr. Adrian Quarterman of Scotland, believes that lasers can be used to provide energy for humans. But compared to star wars, the laser power used here is much smaller.

Scientists at the Tokyo Institute of physics and chemistry hope to install laser equipment at the international space station to clean up space junk.

In many science fiction and "007" movies, lasers can be used as weapons to destroy enemies and destroy the stars. But Dr. Adrian Quarterman, a scientist in Scotland, in the UK, says that although the laser may be used as a weapon in the future, he wants to use lasers to provide energy to the earth in the future.

Dr. Adrian Quarterman, from University of Dundee, is studying how to convert sunlight into laser energy. In his view, to achieve this transformation, we first need to launch satellites that orbit the earth. Then, the satellites gather sunlight through the installed mirrors and transform them into lasers. Finally, satellites use semiconductors to send energy back to earth in the form of laser.

If Dr. Adrian Quarterman's idea is achieved, it means not only that the Scotland area in Britain can use solar energy, but also that human beings can quickly restore the power supply in the disaster area. He told the times: "by using the method I proposed, the laser can be aligned with the corresponding solar panels, which can greatly increase the energy received by the panel." Previously, Dr. Adrian Quarterman has successfully completed his first experiment in Scotland, England. He now hopes to conduct experiments in Portugal.

Unlike the movie, Dr. Adrian Quarterman used lasers not only to destroy the planet, but even to blind dove.

In fact, there are many different ideas about the application of lasers. Scientists at the Tokyo Institute of physics and chemistry put forward different ideas in a paper. They hope to install laser equipment at the international space station to clean up space junk. They believe that the space station's existing telescope can first be used to locate and locate space debris (up to 100 kilometers). Then, the strong pulse of the laser is used to force the space junk into the atmosphere, which makes the space junk burn in the high-speed friction with the atmosphere. The energy of this laser facility is also very small. It can only achieve the goal of less than 1 centimeters and is not enough to become a space weapon.

But that does not mean that space lasers are absolutely safe. Dr Quarterman himself admitted that we could not let anyone control these satellites.