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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

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"
2016 Asian Communications and Photonics Conference, paper AS3G.2
H. Wen, Y. Alahmadi, P.L. LiKamWa, C. Xia, C. Carboni, and G.F. Li
"Invited Article: Four-mode semiconductor optical amplifier"
Applied Photonics 1(7)
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
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), pp.1-1
N. Wang, J. Enrique Antonio-Lopez, J.C. Alvarado Zacarias, Z. Sanjabi Eznaveh, H. Wen, P. Sillard, S. Leon-Saval, A. Schulzgen, R. Amezcua-Correa, G.F. Li
"Mode-Selective Fiber Laser Using a Photonic Lantern"
European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2016), Paper Tu2F.5
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"
Group IV Photonics 2016, (IEEE, Aug 24-26, Shanghai, China), 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"
Group IV Photonics 2016, (IEEE, Aug 24-26, Shanghai, China), paper WD4
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"
Science Direct, Optical Fiber Technology, Invited Paper


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