P1_5 Relativistic Optics Strikes Back

Riley Connors, Katie Dexter, Joshua Argyle, Cameron Scoular


This paper expands upon previous work on relativistic optics by investigating the radiation pressure exerted on a vessel travelling at relativistic speeds toward a Sun-like star. It is concluded that a power of 1.3x1019W is required to keep the vessel moving at γ=1000 against the radiation pressure.

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