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Laser and interstellar communications

Vladilen Letokhov and Sveneric Johansson

in Astrophysical Lasers

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548279
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720512 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548279.003.0016
 Laser and interstellar communications

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This chapter presents a synthesis of discussions in the preceding chapters. It discusses the discovery of astrophysical lasers and then considers the laser effect and the difficulty of detecting it in space. Studies on astrophysical lasers are briefly reviewed.

Keywords: astrophysical lasers; laser effect; laser detection

Chapter.  971 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

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