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Near-Earth Laser Communications, Second Edition

Hamid Hemmati (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USA)



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Productivity Press
21 September 2020
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.
Imprint:   Productivity Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd edition
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   1.040kg
ISBN:   9781498777407
ISBN 10:   1498777406
Series:   Optical Science and Engineering
Pages:   454
Publication Date:  
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hamid Hemmati is an Engineering Director at Facebook Inc. Prior to that he was with the JPL-NASA-Caltech for 28 years working primarily on satellite laser communications technology. From 1983 to 1986 he worked at the NASA Godard Space Flight Center on the COBE spacecraft and on free-space laser communications. As a post-doctoral fellow at NIST - University of Colorado (Boulder, 1981-83), Dr. Hemmati worked on ultra-stable atomic clocks based on laser-cooled trapped ions.

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