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Dr. Guifang Li

Dr. Guifang Li

Professor of Optics & Photonics, Physics, ECE

Optical Fiber Communications

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Guifang Li received his Ph.D. degree from The University of Wisconsin at Madison and is FPCE Professor of Optics, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics at UCF. He was the director of the NSF IGERT program in Optical Communications and Networking at UCF. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award. Dr. Li is a Fellow of IEEE, the Optical Society of America, SPIE and the National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Li is a an Associate Editor for Optica (OSA) and the Photonics Journal (IEEE/IPS).

His research interests include optical communication and networking, RF photonics and all-optical signal processing. He has collaborated widely with academic institutions and industry. He is currently on partial leave at Tianjin University.

Awards & Honors

IEEE Photonics Society Fellow
Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow
International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Fellow
2015 National Academy of Inventors Fellow
2014 IEEE IPS Distinguished Lecturer Award
2006 Presidential Major Research Equipment Award

Recent Publications

J. Zhao, I. Kim, O. Vassilieva, T. Ikeuchi, W. Wang, H. Wen, and G.F. Li
"Minimizing the Number of Spans for Terrestrial Fiber-Optic Systems Using Quasi-Single-Mode Transmission"
IEEE Photonics Journal, 10(1), 7200110
J. Wang, S.Y. Yu, and G.F. Li
"Preface to the special issue on "Optical Communications Exploiting the Space Domain''"
Optics Communications, 408, pp. 1-2 Special Issue
J. Wang, Z.H. Han, Y.H. Guo, L.C. Kimerling, J. Michel, A.M. Agarwal, M. Anuradha, G.F. Li, and L. Zhang
"Robust generation of frequency combs in a microresonator with strong and narrowband loss"
Photonics Research, 5(6), pp. 552-556
W. Wang, J. Zhao, L. Zhang, Q. Mo, Z.Q. Yang, C. Li, Z. Wang, Z.Z. Zhang, C. Carboni, and G.F. Li
"4 x 10-Gb/s MIMO-Free Polarization and Mode Group Multiplexing for Data Center Applications"
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 29(20), pp. 1711-1714
J. Wang, Y.H. Guo, H.N. Liu, G.F. Li, and L. Zhang
"A Comparative Analysis on Fully Integrated Spectral Broadening of Kerr Frequency Combs"
IEEE Photonics Journal, 9(5), 4502509
B. Huang, H.S. Chen, N.K. Fontaine, R. Ryf, I. Giles, and G.F. Li
"Large-bandwidth, low-loss, efficient mode mixing using long-period mechanical gratings"
Optics Letters, 42(18), pp. 3594-3597
L.Q. He, Y.H. Guo, Z.H. Han, K. Wada, L.C. Kimberling, J. Michel, A.M. Agarwal, G.F. Li, and L. Zhang
"Loss reduction of silicon-on-insulator waveguides for deep mid-infrared applications"
Optics Letters, 42(17), pp. 3454-3457
H. Wen, H. Zheng, Q. Mo, A. M. Velázquez-Benítez, C. Xia, B. Huang, H. Liu, H. Yu, P. Sillard, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, R. A. Correa and G.F. Li
"Few-mode fibre-optic microwave photonic links "
Light-Science & Applications, 6, e17021
M.H. Yang, Y.H. Guo, J. Wang, Z.H. Han, K. Wada, L.C. Kimberling, A.M. Agarwal, J. Michel, G.F. Li, and L. Zhang
"Mid-IR supercontinuum generated in low-dispersion Ge-on-Si waveguides pumped by sub-ps pulses"
Optics Express, 25(14), pp. 16116-16122
Z.Q. Yang, R.L. Mi, NB. Zhao, L. Zhang, and G.F. Li
"Simultaneous Measurement of Chromatic and Modal Dispersion in FMFs Using Microwave Photonic Techniques"
IEEE Photonics Journal, 9(3), 5501409


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