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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 and SPIE. Dr. Li is a Deputy Editor for Optics Express (OSA) and an Associate Editor for Photonics Technology Letters (IEEE/LEOS).

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 Fellow
Elected to Fellow of the Optical Society of America
SPIE Fellow
2014 IEEE IPS Distinguished Lecturer Award
2006 Presidential Major Research Equipment Award

Recent Publications

Cen Xia
"Optical Fibers for Space-Division Multiplexed Transmission and Networking"
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida Orlando
Yao Li, Nan Hua, Xiaoping Zheng, Guifang Li
"CapEx Advantages of Few-Mode Fiber Networks"
Proceedings of OFC 2015, Th2A.43
He Wen, Hongjun Zheng, Benyuan, Zhu, Guifang Li
"Experimental Demonstration of Long-Distance Analog Transmission over Few-Mode Fibers"
Proceedings of OFC, 2015, M3E.2
Bin Huang, Nicolas K. Fontaine, Roland Ryf, Binbin Guan, Sergio G. Leon-Saval, R. Shubochkin, Y. Sun, R. Lingle Jr, and Guifang Li
"Mode-Group-Selective Photonic Lantern Using Graded-Index Multimode Fibers"
Proceedings of OFC 2015, W2A.9
Jian Zhao, Ningbo Zhao and Guifang Li
"SDM using parallelism of free space"
SPIE Photonics West Conference on Next Generation Optical Communication
He Wen, Hongjun Zheng, Benyuan Zhu and Guifang Li
"Experimental Demonstration of Long-Distance Analog Transmission over Few-Mode Fibers "
OFC 2015
Cen Xia, Naresh Chand, A. M. Velázquez-Benítez, Zhiqun Yang, Xiang Liu, Jose Enrique Antonio-Lopez, He Wen, Benyuan Zhu, Ningbo Zhao, Frank Effenberger, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa, and Guifang Li
"Time-division-multiplexed few-mode passive optical network"
Optics Express, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 1151-1158 (2015)
Guifang Li, Neng Bai, Ningbo Zhao, and Cen Xia
"Space-division multiplexing: the next frontier in optical communication"
Advances in Optics and Photonics 6, pp. 413-487
J Zhang, Y Xie, GF Li, YT Ye, and BEA Saleh
"Single-shot phase-shifting digital holography"
Optical Engineering 53(11)
R. G. H. van Uden, R. Amezcua Correa, E. Antonio Lopez, F. M. Huijskens, C. Xia, G. Li, A. Schülzgen, H. de Waardt, A. M. J. Koonen, and C. M. Okonkwo
"Ultra-High-Density Spatial Division Multiplexing with a Few-Mode Multicore Fibre"
Nature Photonics 8(11), pp. 865-870


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