ELECTRO-OPTICAL FILAMENTATION (EOF)
Wireless energy transfer
Can we wirelessly transfer energy to consumers like rockets, satellite networks and platforms? The electro-optical filamentator (EOF) bases on a non-pulsed approach to establish continuous plasma filaments through air; smaller lasers can guide high voltage electricity directly to the consumers with higher efficiency. The combination of spectral broadening and thinner filaments with parallel laser and electrical connection make the filaments capable to propagate longer and with smaller energy losses.
How it works
Laser filamentation is an effect of non-linear optics and self-focusing in air. The laser light gathers towards the filament core, where the refractive index of the core and the filament surrounding it is balanced. This enables the filaments to propagate for kilometers as an electrical conductor through the atmosphere. The core consists of highly ionized plasma, which is a good conductor that increases its capacity after the applied voltage and current.
The electro-optical filamentation (EOF) technology enable the filaments to be confined. This means that the laser light is reflected back into the filament from both the consumer and receiver end, thus reinforcing the filament and making it thinner through spectral broadening. In other words, confined filaments can make non-pulsed electrical connection through air to a reality.