Lasers increasing vapor to superheated steam

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I am trying to wrap my head around what it would take to bring water vapor to superheated state. It seems that if you had a vapor stream and shot it with continuous laser energy (CO2 or other gas laser) you could instantly create a high quality steam. I am teetering between buying a diode laser or trying to build my own CO2 laser, any advise?

Has this been attempted in the past? Any good "Laser for dummies" books out there?

Thanks!

-Britt
 

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russ_watters
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Well wattage is wattage, whether applied by a boiler or by a laser: you'd need a heckuva laser to make any meaningful amount of superheated steam.
 

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