IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society

Applications of Optics and Photonics in Space  

Wednesday, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2019, 7:00–9:30 PM
Located at MIT Lincoln Laboratory – 3 Forbes Road, Lexington, MA, 02420, USA

April 3, 2019
7 PM

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Laser Communication for NASA Mission

Dr. Farzana Khatri, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA


Dr. Farzana Khatri, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

Abstract:  TBD


Biography:  Farzana Khatri is a Senior Staff Member in the Optical Communication Technology group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA. She was a key player in NASA’s Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) project, a first-of-its-kind, record-breaking Moon to Earth free space laser communication system demo. Farzana is currently the Lead System Engineer for the lasercom links for NASA’s Laser Enhanced Mission Communications and Navigation Operational Service (LEMNOS) program. Farzana received the S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1990, 1992, and 1996.


Advance registration and fee required (Open to all IEEE members as well as non-members)

$75/$85 (IEEE Member/Non-Member) early registration fee for ten 1-hour talks over five nights; cost includes coffee and cookies each night, as well as downloadable copies of speakers slides. Early registration deadline March 4th, 2019. Post deadline fee $85/$95 (IEEE Member/Non-Member).

Online registration coming soon

Onsite registration available

For more information on the technical content of the workshop, contact either:
1) Farhad Hakimi, (, Chair
2) Bill Nelson, (, Co-Chair
3) Dean Tsang, (, Co-Chair