how do traveller lasers counter thermal blooming?

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Moppy
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how do traveller lasers counter thermal blooming?

Postby Moppy » Thu May 09, 2019 6:49 pm

cant really link from this phone. was there anything in the traveller tech manuals ?
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Re: how do traveller lasers counter thermal blooming?

Postby Reynard » Thu May 09, 2019 11:52 pm

You reminded me about an article from a long time ago that described keeping a laser intact by having a second laser superheat the atmosphere creating a temporary vacuum that the primary beam rides.
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Re: how do traveller lasers counter thermal blooming?

Postby AnotherDilbert » Fri May 10, 2019 5:46 am

TNE FF&S, p128:
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Re: how do traveller lasers counter thermal blooming?

Postby ChalkLine » Thu May 16, 2019 9:30 am

Most systems just ignore the problem
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Re: how do traveller lasers counter thermal blooming?

Postby Sigtrygg » Thu May 16, 2019 4:45 pm

Most also ignore dissipation of waste heat and diffraction...

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