• A Hybrid Conference – In-Person and Virtual Presentations
  • Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Role of Optics for Space Communication

Wednesday, 27 March, 14:00 – 16:00

Room 7

This joint panel session will outline the landscape of optics for space communications from device to subsystem to networks and applications. Panelists will discuss their work in devices and systems to bring together the broader picture on how current technology is driving applications in space optical communications today and in the future.


Chi-Wai Chow, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Stephen Ralph, Georgia Tech, United States

Katherine Newell, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, United States

Yi Sun, OFS Fitel LLC, United States


David DiGiovanni, OFS Optics, United States

Baris Erkmen, Aalyria Technologies Inc., United States

Tina Hsu, SpaceX, United States

Jim Lemieux, Lockheed Martin, United States

Alberto Carrasco-Casado, NICT, Japan

Todd Ulmer, MIT Lincoln Labs, United States