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Dr. Sasan Fathpour

Dr. Sasan Fathpour

Associate Professor of Optics & Photonics

Integrated Photonic Emerging Solutions

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Sasan Fathpour joined the CREOL faculty in 2008. His current research interest include heterogeneous integrated photonics, mid-wave infrared silicon photonics, optical delay lines and radio-frequency photonics on silicon, hybrid integration of III-V compound semiconductors and silicon, and energy efficiency in silicon and III-V photonics.  Prof. Fathpour received the NSF CAREER award in 2012 and the ONR Young Investigator Award in 2013.  He has received UCF's Reach for the Stars Award in 2015, the university's Teaching Incentive Award in 2013 and the College's Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award also in 2013. He is a senior member of IEEE, OSA and SPIE.

Professor Fathpour received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2005. He then joined the Electrical Engineering Department of UCLA as a postdoctoral fellow, where he received the UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research and was promoted to a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2007. Prior to joining CREOL, he worked at Ostendo Technologies Inc. for 8 months as a Senior Researcher.

Sasan Fathpour is the co-editor of a book entitled "Silicon Photonics for Telecommunications and Biomedicine" published by CRC Press in 2012. He is a co-author of over 130 journal and conference papers, book chapters and patents.

Awards & Honors

2017 Research Incentive Award (RIA)
2017 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
2015 UCF Reach for the Stars Award
2015 Reach for the Stars
2014 Student of the Year Award
2013 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award
2013 UCF’s Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
2013 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
2012 Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award - College of Optics and Photonics, UCF
2012 Designated as Senior Member of OSA
2012 NSF CAREER Award
2011 Designated as Senior Member of SPIE
2007 Featured in the 62nd Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America
2007 Recipient of the 2007 UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research
2000 International Graduate Student Fellowship, University of Michigan

Recent Publications

J. Chiles and S. Fathpour
"Silicon photonics beyond silicon-on-insulator "
Journal of Optics, vol. 19, 053001, April 2017 (INVITED).
A. Rao, J. Chiles, S. Khan, S. Toroghi, M. Malinowski, G. F. Camacho-Gonzalez, and S. Fathpour
"Second-harmonic generation in single-mode integrated waveguides based on mode-shape modulation "
Applied Physics Letters, vol. 110, p. 111109, March 2017.
S. Fathpour
"Novel Heterogeneous Integrated Photonic Platforms on Silicon"
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO, January 2017.
A. Rao, A. Patil, P. Rabiei, A. Honardoost, R. DeSalvo, A. Paolella, and S. Fathpour
"High-performance and linear thin-film lithium niobate Mach–Zehnder modulators on silicon up to 50 GHz"
Optics Letters, vol. 41, pp. 5700–5703, December 2016.
S. Toroghi, C. Fisher, S. Khan, and S. Fathpour
"Performance comparison of grating-assisted integrated photonic delay lines"
IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 34, pp. 5431–5436, December 2016.
A. Rao, M. Malinowski, A. Honardoost, J. R. Talukder, P. Rabiei, P. J. Delfyett, and S. Fathpour
"Second-harmonic generation in periodically-poled thin film lithium niobate wafer-bonded on silicon"
Optics Express, vol. 24, pp. 29941, December 2016.
A. Rao, A. Patil, P. Rabiei, R. DeSalvo, A. Paolella, and S. Fathpour
"Analog performance of compact lithium niobate optical modulators on silicon"
IEEE Avionics and Vehicle Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference (AVFOP), Long Beach, CA, November 2016.
S. Fathpour, A. Rao, P. Rabiei, A. Patil, R. DeSalvo, A. Paolella, J. Chiles, and M. Malinowski
"Heterogeneous integration of compact lithium niobate microring and Mach-Zehnder modulator on silicon"
IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Waikoloa, HI, October 2016 (INVITED).
J. Chiles, S. Toroghi, A. Rao, M. Malinowski, G. F. Camacho-Gonzalez, and S. Fathpour
"Experimental demonstration of poling-free and non-resonant second-harmonic generation in single-mode integrated waveguides"
OSA Frontiers in Optics Conference, paper FF2B.3 Rochester, NY, October 2016 (POSTDEADLINE).
S. Fathpour, A. Rao, P. Rabiei, A. Patil, R. DeSalvo, A. Paolella, J. Chiles, and M. Malinowski
"Heterogeneous lithium niobate microring and modulator integration on silicon"
IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP), Long Beach, CA, October 2016 (INVITED).


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