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Proposal of laser-driven automobile
Author(s): Takashi Yabe; Hirokazu Oozono; Kazumoto Taniguchi; Tomomasa Ohkubo; Sho Miyazaki; Shigeaki Uchida; Choijil Baasandash
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Paper Abstract

We propose an automobile driven by piston motion, which is driven by water-laser coupling. The automobile can load a solar-pumped fiber laser or can be driven by ground-based lasers. The vehicle is much useful for the use in other planet in which usual combustion engine cannot be used. The piston is in a closed system and then the water will not be exhausted into vacuum. In the preliminary experiment, we succeeded to drive the cylindrical piston of 0.2g (6mm in diameter) on top of water placed inside the acrylic pipe of 8 mm in inner diameter and the laser is incident from the bottom and focused onto the upper part of water by the lens (f=8mm) attached to the bottom edge.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5448, High-Power Laser Ablation V, (20 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.547115
Show Author Affiliations
Takashi Yabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Hirokazu Oozono, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Kazumoto Taniguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Tomomasa Ohkubo, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Sho Miyazaki, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Shigeaki Uchida, Osaka Institute for Laser Technology (Japan)
Choijil Baasandash, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5448:
High-Power Laser Ablation V
Claude R. Phipps, Editor(s)

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