Photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology is particularly attractive for space applications for its ability to drastically reduce photonic system cost, size, weight and power (CSWaP). In addition to improving performance and reliability, PICs could enable deployment on small space platforms that leverage lower cost payloads. This presentation will summarize PIC technology developed for space Lidar systems for remote gas sensing and topographical mapping.
Jonathan Klamkin received the B.S. degree from Cornell University, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). From 2008-2011 he was a member of the Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. From 2011-2013 he was an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies (TeCIP), Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. From 2013-2015 he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Materials at Boston University. In 2015 Prof. Klamkin joined the ECE Department at UCSB where he leads the Integrated Photonics Laboratory (iPL) and serves as Director of the UCSB Nanotech. Prof. Klamkin is the recipient of the NASA Early Career Faculty Award, the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the DARPA Director's Fellowship, and the PIERS Young Scientist Award.