Re: Laser communications idea

ChuckKuecker (
Sun, 10 May 1998 18:37:51 -0500

At 02:07 PM 5/10/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Hmmm...I was talking about diffusive scattering. The idea was to use
>piggyback the signal on other people's satellites.
>However, wouldn't a telescopic lense on the detector be sufficient to
>concentrate the signal on the detector, even at low power? I suppose this
>might not work during the day though, unless you used a wavelength with
>good contrast, and possibly not even then.

All that is needed is to aim precisely. GPS and satellite data again.

I bet a good long telephoto lens set to infinity would work - back it with
a bandpass filter set to the transmitter's wavelength and a photomultiplier
or image intensifier..

I have an photomultiplier tube (from a scintillator) that I have never
found a use for..

Chuck Kuecker

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