Relativity and Cosmology


Artificial Gravitational Lenses

Authors: Fran De Aquino

We show that it is possible to produce gravitational lenses at laboratory scale by means of a toroidal device which strongly intensifies the radial gravitational acceleration at its nucleus, and can make the acceleration repulsive besides attractive. This means that a light flux through the toroid can become convergent or divergent from its central axis. These lenses are similar to optical lenses and can be very useful for telescopes, microscopes, and for the concentration of solar light in order to convert solar energy into thermal energy.

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[v1] 2012-08-27 09:44:07
[v2] 2012-08-31 11:19:09
[v3] 2013-05-09 05:34:49
[v4] 2013-05-22 05:01:19
[v5] 2014-10-12 15:45:20

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