[linux-elitists] Must have free space lasers!
Seth David Schoen
Thu May 3 15:57:51 PDT 2001
Mr . Bad writes:
> >>>>> "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
> 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?
You know, I read in a book how there's a retroreflector on the Moon.
So you can use the Moon to talk to yourself, if you can find the
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