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The COSETI Observatory

  • On a transmitter watt for watt basis, an interstellar free-space laser communications link can actually produce a higher signal-to-noise (SNR) than obtainable with a microwave link for distances greater than ten thousand light years.

  • Many microwave SETI researchers have implied that lasers are substantially inferior. This is NOT true.

    200-inch Hale Palomar Telescope

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