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20 September 2004 Proposal of laser-driven automobile
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Proceedings Volume 5448, High-Power Laser Ablation V; (2004)
Event: High-Power Laser Ablation, 2004, Taos, New Mexico, United States
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.
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Takashi Yabe, Hirokazu Oozono, Kazumoto Taniguchi, Tomomasa Ohkubo, Sho Miyazaki, Shigeaki Uchida, and Choijil Baasandash "Proposal of laser-driven automobile", Proc. SPIE 5448, High-Power Laser Ablation V, (20 September 2004);

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