Plasma Antenna With Currents Generated by Opposed Photon Beams
Patent application, Filed 23 Mar 99
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A plasma antenna with a plasma column is provided. Lasers are disposed to transmit photon beams through the plasma in an alternating, oppositely directed fashion. When a laser is energized, its laser beam produces photon-electron collisions that impart momentum to electrons in the plasma. Alternating the operation of the lasers produces an alternating current in the plasma that radiates an electromagnetic field.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics