Reply to post: Re: The Kerr effect is a second order electroptical effect that refracts light

Laser beam sky mirage cannon can spy on enemies and generate Star Trek-style shields

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Re: The Kerr effect is a second order electroptical effect that refracts light

More to the point, the Star Trek shield analogy is a bad analogy, as the Star Trek shields work in the vacuum of space. The Kerr Effect requires a medium (i.e. won't work in vacuum).

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