IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society

Applications of Optics and Photonics in Space PDF

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 17, 2019
7 PM

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Integrated Photonics for Communications and Sensing in Space Slides

Prof. Jonathan Klamkin, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA


Prof. Jonathan Klamkin, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Abstract:  Applications for integrated photonic technologies include telecommunications, data center communications, microwave photonics, free space communications, lidar, and remote sensing. This talk will emphasize applications where photonic integrated circuits (PICs) dramatically reduce system cost, size, weight and power (CSWaP) while improving performance and reliability. These include integrated optical beam forming networks for extreme high frequency communications and phased arrays, lidar for 3D mapping, free space laser communications, and remote earth science sensing lidar.


Biography:  Jonathan Klamkin is a professor at the University of California Santa Barbara where he leads a group of ~20 researchers conducting pioneering research in integrated photonic technologies. Previously he held positions at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, and Boston University. He was a Chair for the 2018 Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics Conference, Vice-Chair for the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Subcommittee on Microwave Photonics, Associate Editor for Photonics Technology Letters, and Steering Committee Member for the Journal of Lightwave Technology. Prof. Klamkin is the recipient of a NASA Early Career Faculty Award and the DARPA Young Faculty Award. He or his students have won best paper awards at the Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices Conference (COMMAD), the Microwave Photonics Conference (MWP), and the Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP). He has published more than 180 papers, and holds 3 patents. Group website:


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