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RAY PENETRATING INTO THE FUTURE ULTRADISTANT COSMIC COMMUNICATION LIGHT PULSES OF SATELLITES,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The Lenin Prize for 1964 was presented to Associate Member of the AN SSSR Bentsion Vul and a large group of coworkers for the development of a gallium-arsenide semiconductor laser. The semiconductor laser is almost 100 efficient and its microminiature size holds great promise for use in computers to achieve speeds of tens of billions of operations per second. Direct communication over distances of several light years is considered possible with the use of lasers. Satellites carrying a laser could be easily seen and accurately tracked both day and night. Applications of lasers in radio, telephone and television communications and in chemistry are mentioned. Quantum techniques make possible a construction of clocks accurate to one second in ten thousand years which could be used to conduct relativity experiments. Use of the laser beam as a metal working and surgical tool is mentioned. Long distance, high-efficiency transmission of energy by laser beam, especially in space where the absorbing and scattering effects of the atmosphere are avoided, is considered absolutely essential in the conquest of space. Direct conversion of matter into energy without explosion is possible using quantum devices. Quantum engines may utilize solar energy during space flight. Author
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