Optical SETI at Harvard
At a glance:
A high-intensity pulsed laser, teamed with a moderate sized
telescope, forms an efficient interstellar beacon. Using only
"Earth 2000" technology, we could build such a laser transmitter.
To a distant observer in the direction of its slender beam, it
would appear (during its brief pulse) a thousand times brighter
than our sun.
Beginning October 19, 1998 we have been searching for such intense
laser pulses, transmitted deliberately in our direction by another
civilization in order to initiate communication across interstellar
Papers, Somewhat Technical
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