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Optical space communications and networks
Author(s): Vincent W. S. Chan

Paper Abstract

Optical space communications is now a reality. It will be a key building block for wide-area space data networks of the future. This new technology will provide quantum-leap improvements to satellite network performance and cost and have profound transforming effects on space system architectures and applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2006
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6304, Free-Space Laser Communications VI, 630401 (1 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.683151
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Vincent W. S. Chan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6304:
Free-Space Laser Communications VI
Arun K. Majumdar; Christopher C. Davis, Editor(s)

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