Don't think so. Optical comms (I'm thinking of the well known -in theory- free space laser communications) require very precise optical instruments (not easy to prevent misalignments after launch or with orbit temperatures) plus very precise pointing methods down to microradians and being able to sustain that during a pass over a ground station.
That means in practice using expensive star trackers for AD instead of sun sensors or magnetometers and reaction wheels for attitude control, not magnetorquers, so they go one if not two orders of magnitude in cost and complexity.
I was involved in such a project and they planned to use MEMS mirrors on top of the above for a fast and fine control of the optics, plus being able to compensate for (correctable) deviations.
Aiming a laser beam with a minimum divergence (otherwise power and signal are lost) to a small point (metres if not less) on Earth from >500 km above while moving at 8 km/s and keeping it locked there for some minutes is not an "amateur" challenge.
While the perturbations on the satellite are small and, most important, very slow -except for temperature effects as, for example, the sat comes out of the shade and warms up-, the continuous actuation of optical systems as the SC moves tends to be relatively jerky (for the limited resolution of sensors, noise, etc that even kalman filters can't completely fix) so it all goes over the fine tuning system, that may or may not cope with what has been given...
Typically, satellite optical comms work both ways with the satellite tracking an uplink beam. If the uplink is lost, a "search procedure" starts (basically moving in circles to find it back) and if that takes too long, most of the pass time will also be lost, so is not very promising in terms of reliability.
We will see it in the near future as there are many working on that, but not anything amateur. Sat laser comms are interesting for the privacy they offer, they won't aim to your back garden, and even if they do, your receiving station may need an active uplink laser beam potentially with fast steering capabilities to track and lock the DL beam.
I doubt it's easy for the plain person to get hold of a 20-40 W laser, and even though, all the testing, aligning, calibration, etc. to be carried out with it to operate it is not something you just take the common laser googles and work in your garage with equipment from your hobby budget. A 40 W laser will simply go through laser googles, and what is behind... meaning, not only instantly blind but also a potential brain injury. Not a toy.