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Trends in laser development
Author(s): Jeffrey C. Hecht
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Paper Abstract

Laser technology is a key parameter in optical SETI research. Any detection scheme inevitably depends on assumptions about laser technology available to advanced extraterrestrial civilizations. Without any direct evidence, the best we can do is to extrapolate from present laser technology. To establish a baseline, I will look at past trends, then extrapolate the potentials of important laser technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2704, The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in the Optical Spectrum II, (24 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243448
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Jeffrey C. Hecht, Laser Focus World (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2704:
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in the Optical Spectrum II
Stuart A. Kingsley; Guillermo A. Lemarchand, Editor(s)

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