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Re: starship-design: Casimir-Foreward balloon

> From owner-starship-design@lists.uoregon.edu Fri Jan 14 02:50:23 2000
> Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 02:45:57 +0100
> Your drawing does not answer my questions regarding the importance of the
> phospor layer. Where is it the layer, and what is its effect on both the
> beams coming in through the back hole and on beams coming from another
> direction?
Let me shortly explain the idea as I understand it:
the "balloon" is wrapped up (except the hole in the end)
in the mesh that is transparent to frequency f1, but opaque for 
(or reflecting) the frequency f2.
Hence, all incoming radiation at f1 goes inside, 
from whichever direction it comes.
Inside we have the muffler-like layers of "phosphor" material 
which transmutes photon frequency from f1 to f2. 
Since the mesh wrapping is not transparent to f2, 
that frequency photons can leave the "balloon" only 
through the hole at the end, giving it the reactive push forward.

-- Zenon Kulpa