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Dr. Guifang Li

Dr. Guifang Li

Professor of Optics & Photonics, Physics, ECE

Optical Fiber Communications

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407-823-6811 (Office)


CREOL 278 (Office)


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. Li, F. Ren, T. Hu, Z. Li, Y. He, Z. Chen, Q. Mo, and G.F. Li
"Recent progress in mode-division multiplexed passive optical networks with low modal crosstalk"
Optical Fiber Technology, 35, pp.28-36 Invited
Y.H. Guo, Z. Jafari, A.M. Agarwal, L.C. Kimerling, G.F. Li, J. Michel, and L. Zhang
"Bilayer dispersion-flattened waveguides with four zero-dispersion wavelengths"
Optics Letters 41(21), pp.4939-4942
R. Mi, N. Zhao, Z. Yang, L. Zhang, and G.F. Li
"Integrated chromatic and modal dispersion measurement using microwave photonic techniques"
Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, Wuhan China, November, paper AS3G.2
H. Wen, Y. Alahmadi, P.L. LiKamWa, C. Xia, C. Carboni, and G.F. Li
"Four-mode semiconductor optical amplifier"
Applied Photonics 1(7), 070801, Invited Article
Z. Wang, H. Wu, X.L. Hu, N.B. Zhao, Q. Mo, and G.F. Li
"Rayleigh scattering in few-mode optical fibers"
Scientific Reports 6, 35844
B. Huang; H. Chen; N.K. Fontaine; C. Jin; K. Shang; R. Ryf; R. J. Essiambre; B. Ung; Y. Massadeq; S. LaRochelle; G.F. Li
"Spatially and spectrally resolved gain characterization of space-division multiplexing amplifiers with coherent swept-wavelength reflectometry"
Journal of Lightwave Technology, PP(99)
N. Wang, J. Enrique Antonio-Lopez, J.C. Alvarado Zacarias, Z. Sanjabi Eznaveh, H. Wen, P. Sillard, S. Leon-Saval, A. A. Sch├╝lzgen, R. Amezcua-Correa, and G.F. Li
"Mode-selective fiber laser using a photonic lantern"
ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication, Dusseldorf, Germany
H. Chen, C. Jin, B. Huang, N.K. Fontaine, R. Ryf, K. Shang, N. Gregoire, S. Morency, R.J. Essiambre, G.F. Li, Y. Messaddeq, and S. LaRochelle
"Integrated cladding-pumped multicore few-mode erbium-doped fibre amplifier for space-division-multiplexed communications"
Nature Photonics 10(8), pp.529-533
L. He, Y. Guo, Z. Han, K. Wada, L. C. Kimerling, J. Michel, A. M. Agarwal, G.F. Li and L. Zhang
"Low-loss SOI waveguides at Mid-IR wavelengths (4800 nm) using the second-order TE mode"
IEEE 13th International Conference on Group IV Photonics (GFP), Berlin Germany, paper FB3
M. Yang, Y. Guo, J. Wang, Z. Han, K. Wada, L. C. Kimerling, A. M. Agarwal, J. Michel, G.F. Li and L. Zhang
"Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in a low-dispersion Ge-on-Si waveguide using sub-picosecond pulses"
IEEE 13th International Conference on Group IV Photonics (GFP), Berlin Germany, paper WD4


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