[linux-elitists] Must have free space lasers!

Mr.Bad mr.bad@pigdog.org
Thu May 3 15:31:19 PDT 2001


>>>>> "EL" == Eugene Leitl <Eugene.Leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de> writes:

    >>  Anyone tried free space lasers yet? And does the
    >> lightpointe.com web

    EL> You mean line of sight (LoS) lasers? I've seen a 119 kBps DIY
    EL> laser modem from some folks in Oz, but anything else looks
    EL> really expensive, like.

Damn, I thought this was about, like, satellite-mounted laser weapons
I could use for free (kinda like the zPenguin thingy, but way more
destructive).

I'm trying to think of how you'd do laser communication that -wasn't-
line-of-sight. I mean, unless you don't count mirrors as
line-of-sight. Can you do atmospheric bounce with lasers? Masers?

I guess if you had a powerful enough laser, eventually anything that
was blocking your line of sight would open up and you'd have a nice
clear path.

~Mr. Bad
 
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