Status of planetary high-rate laser communications and precision laser ranging is reviewed. Orders of magnitude improvement over the state-of-the-art is anticipated.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
H. Hemmati, "Planetary Laser Communications," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper LWA2.
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