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Supplemental power to increase the device’s range comes from photodiodes, essentially tiny solar panels.
The simplest part of the system is probably the laser measurement system, which only requires a laser with very high polarization purity and five photodiodes, all mounted on a very, very stable table.
For solar power, the device uses a tiny (1 cm square) photodiode.
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