This technology uses a deuterium filter to pass a laser light through the deuterium to create a feedback mechanism that can see through the laser as if the laser was a fiber-optic tube. This could be used on a satellite to direct a laser beam the size of a pin hole onto a specific coordinate on the planet, and this technology could also be used to survey high-resolution video of other planets. The range of this camera would be as far as the laser can travel. The limitations would be the amount of time it takes the light to feedback to the camera from the surveillance target. This technology works through passing photons in the opposite direction, similar to a photon exchange. As the laser light is introduced on to the surveillance target, the camera is also able to receive light back from the surveillance target through the same channel as the laser. This camera technology is capable of reading multiple light spectrums.
- Patrick R. McElhiney
- Laser Electro-Optical (LEO) Technology