Near-Earth Laser Communications, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Hamid Hemmati

CRC Press
April 9, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 448 Pages - 15 Color & 189 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498777407 - CAT# K29769
Series: Optical Science and Engineering

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This reference provides an overview of near-earth laser communication theory developments including component and subsystem technologies, fundamental limitations, and approaches to reach those limits. It covers basic concepts and state-of-the-art technologies, emphasizing device technology, implementation techniques, and system trades. The authors discuss hardware technologies and their applications, and also explore ongoing research activities and those planned for the near future. This new edition includes major to minor revisions with technology updates on nearly all chapters.