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1. (WO2018227201) WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF ENERGY THROUGH LASER-INDUCED PLASMA CHANNELS IN ATMOSPHERE
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CLAIMS

1 . A system for creating an ionized conductive path in a medium, comprising:

a plurality of ionizing lasers,

wherein each ionizing laser creates a corresponding ionizing beam that creates a corresponding filament at a corresponding location and orientation in the medium, where the filament forms a segment of an ionized conductive path, and

wherein the plurality of locations and orientations of the resulting plurality of filaments in the medium are such that the resulting plurality of filaments interconnect to form the ionized conductive path in the medium.

2. The system accordingly to claim 1 ,

wherein the plurality of ionizing lasers are high power, ultra-fast (i.e., femtosecond) pulsed, "Kerr", non-linear lasers.

3. The system accordingly to claim 1,

a first laser beam from a first ionizing laser creates a first ionizing beam segment transmitted along a first path that allows for the creation of the corresponding first segment of the ionized conductive path in a first location such that the plurality of segments of the ionized conductive path create the ionized conductive path, and

a second laser beam from a second ionizing laser creates a second ionizing beam segment transmitted along a second path so as to intersect the first path of the first ionizing beam at a first intersection point, such that the first segment of the first ionizing beam, from a location where the filamentation of the first ionizing beam is initiated, to the first intersection point, serves as a first segment of the conductive path.

wherein the second ionizing beam intersects the first ionizing beam in a manner that the charge traveling along the first segment of the conductive path transfers to the second segment of the conductive path.

4. The system accordingly to claim 3,

wherein the second segment of the conductive path extends from the first intersection point to a second intersection point, where the third ionizing beam intersects the second ionizing beam and the charge traveling in the second segment of the conductive path transfers to the third segment of the conductive path.

5. The system accordingly to claim 4,

wherein, for a conductive path made up of n conductive path segments, where n is greater than 3, this process continues until the nth segment of the conductive path is created, and the charge from the (n-l )th segment of the conductive path transfers to the nth segment of the conductive path.

6. The system accordingly to claim 1 ,

wherein a first ionizing beam of a first ionizing laser is surrounded by a corresponding dressing beam.

7. The system accordingly to claim 1 ,

wherein the plurality of ionizing lasers are fired in a timing sequence.

8. The system accordingly to claim I ,

wherein the plurality of ionizing lasers are fired simultaneously.

9. The system accordingly to claim 1 ,

wherein the plurality of ionizing lasers are fired from a ring of ports.

10. The system accordingly to claim 1 ,

wherein at least one ionizing laser of the plurality of ionizing lasers is configured to rotate, and/or to move laterally.

1 1. The system accordingly to claim 1 ,

wherein the plurality of ionizing lasers are fired from a linear array of laser ports.

12. The system accordingly to claim 1 1 ,

wherein a first beam at one end of the linear array of laser ports forms the first filament, and each successive adjacent beam can be used to fonn the next segment, all the way to the other end of the array, such that the interconnected segments form an arc shape.

1 3. The system accordingly to claim 1 ,

wherein the plurality of ionizing lasers are fired from a circular array of beams.

14. The system accordingly to claim 13,

wherein the interconnected filaments formed by the circular array of beams, using each successive adjacent beam to form the next filament, has a helical shape.

15. A system for transmission of charged particles along an ionized conductive path in a medium, comprising:

the system of claim 1 ;

an energy source,

wherein the energy source is a source of electrically charged particles capable of supplying electrically charged particles into the conductive path; and

an electrode,

wherein the electrode introduces the electrically charged particles into the conductive path.

16. The system accordingly to claim 15,

wherein the electrically charged particles flow from a power source to a remote target.

17. The system accordingly to claim 16,

wherein the remote target is a second ionized conductive path, such that the second ionized conductive path in the medium interconnects with the ionized conductive path in the medium

wherein a receiver station comprises:

a second plurality of ionizing lasers,

wherein each ionizing laser of the second plurality of ionizing lasers creates a corresponding ionizing beam that creates a corresponding filament at a corresponding location and orientation in the medium, where the filament forms a segment of the second ionized conductive path, and

wherein the plurality of locations and orientations of the resulting plurality of filaments in the medium are such that the resulting plurality of filaments interconnect to form the second ionized conductive path in the medium,

wherein, when the second ionized conductive path in the medium interconnects with the ionized conductive path in the medium, an integrated ionized conductive path in the medium is formed from the transmitter station having the power source and the receiver station.

18. The system accordingly to claim 15, further comprising:

a plurality of charging rods to introduce electrically charged particles the corresponding plurality of conductive paths

19. The system accordingly to claim 1 8, further comprising:

a control system, and

a power source,

wherein the plurality of charging rods, the control system, and the power source are all electrically connected.

20. The system accordingly to claim 15, further comprising:

a corresponding plurality of CW lasers,

wherein each ionizing laser has an associated CW laser, such that the corresponding plurality of CW lasers emit CW beams and receive a corresponding plurality of reflected signals that provide information regarding the location of the CW beam paths of the other CW lasers,

wherein orientations and positions of the ionizing laser lasers are corrected until the CW laser beam paths intersect with the correct other CW beam paths, such that upon all the CW lasers are correctly oriented and positioned, and

wherein the plurality of ionizing lasers are then simultaneously fired so as to create filaments at the correct distance out so as to form the ionized conductive path in the medium.