A survey of beam-combining technologies for laser space power transmission
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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va .
Written in English


  • Laser beams.,
  • Power transmission.

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Other titlesSurvey of beam combining technologies for laser space power transmission.
StatementJ.H. Kwon, M.D. Williams, and J.H. Lee.
SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 101529.
ContributionsWilliams, M. D., Lee, J. H., Langley Research Center.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL18033460M

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