Laser Communications, while not a common form of amateur communications, has technical challenges that have intrigued talented amateurs for decades.
- A Laser Communications Primer -- Part 1
QST September 1990, pp. 19-24
A tutorial on lasers and how they work.
- A Laser Communications Primer -- Part 2
QST October 1990, pp. 22-26
Make a laser communications system from a laser tag game.
- Lasers and Amateur Radio
QEX January 1985, pp. 5-10
An introduction to lasers.
- Laser Communication Range
QST April 1989, p. 74
Calculating the range of a laser communications system.
- A Laser Transceiver for the ARRL 10-GHz-and-Up Contest
QEX November/December 2001, pp.11-19
An optical transceiver you can build to get on the 6500-A band