Comparison of electrically driven lasers for space power transmission
R. J. De Young, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Division
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Division, 1988 - Technology & Engineering - 17 pages
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