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Nanophotonic light sails for relativistic spaceflight by high-power laser beams

Ilic, Ognjen and Went, Cora M. and Atwater, Harry A. (2018) Nanophotonic light sails for relativistic spaceflight by high-power laser beams. In: 2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, Art. No. FF1H.6. ISBN 978-1-943580-42-2. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190205-154046618

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Abstract

We show that designed nanophotonic structures could become multi-band building-block elements of a relativistic light sail, due to their ability to achieve substantial reflectivity and low absorption in the near-IR, significant emissivity in the mid-IR, and a very low mass.


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https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_QELS.2018.FF1H.6DOIArticle
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Atwater, Harry A.0000-0001-9435-0201
Additional Information:© 2018 OSA.
Classification Code:OCIS codes: (350.4238) Nanophotonics and photonic crystals; (220.4880) Optomechanics; (350.1270) Astronomy and astrophysics
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Official Citation:O. Ilic, C. M. Went, and H. A. Atwater, "Nanophotonic light sails for relativistic spaceflight by high-power laser beams," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Terchnical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2018), paper FF1H.6.
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