05-19-2019, 03:47 AM
(This post was last modified: 05-19-2019, 03:51 AM by Noclevername.)

(05-19-2019, 03:06 AM)The Astronomer Wrote: Now, if you, by any chance, play Children of a Dead Earth, you might point lasers' low efficiency and their inability to run hot resulting in them requiring hilariously big radiators, but real life military lasers are over 40% efficient, so that point is kind of...iffy.

TBF, current military lasers are much smaller in scale and lower in power than the ones in COADE.

https://childrenofadeadearth.wordpress.c...ton-lance/

Quote:Thermal lensing increases roughly linearly with input power. This means if you have 1 kW laser with a of 1.5 (which is reasonable), this means dumping 1 MW into that same laser will yield a of about 1500 (going the other way does not work, since can’t be less than 1).

ADDED: Also, the Expanse ships don't have radiators.