Re: Laser Cooling

From: Everitt Mickey (
Date: Sun Jul 30 2000 - 01:14:45 MDT

Well actually I was thinking that the "searchlight beam of light" would
make an OTEC "like" power plant possible anywhere in earth's
atmosphere....considering the thermal difference between said place and 4
degrees Kelvin.

So it's possible huh?.........just minor engineering details to be worked
-----Original Message-----
From: Michael M. Butler <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, July 30, 2000 1:54 AM
Subject: Re: Laser Cooling

>See also for a
>tiny step in the direction of a true "laser fridge".
>I think David Brin used bulk laser cooling in one if his early novels.
>The hard part is getting the efficiency up. But if you could do that (a
>mighty big if at present), you could indeed use a searchlight beam of
>light to throw your heat away as you skimmed the sun.
>Everitt Mickey wrote:
>> >

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