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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

G. Lopez Galmiche, Z. Sanjabi Eznaveh, J. E. Antonio Lopez, A. M. Velazquez Benitez, J. Rodriguez Asomoza, J. J. Sanchez Mondragon, C. Gonnet, P. Sillard, G. Li, A. Schülzgen, C. M. Okonkwo, and R. Amezcua Correa
"Few-Mode Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier with Photonic Lantern for Pump Spatial Mode Control"
Optics Letters 41 (11), pp. 2588-2591
Christian Carboni and Guifang
"Novel applications of space-division multiplexing"
Front. Optoelectron. 2016, Vol. 9 Issue (2) : 270-276
Midya Parto, Mohammad Amin Eftekhar, Mohammad-Ali Miri, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa, Guifang Li, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Systematic approach for designing zero-DGD coupled multi-core optical fibers"
Optics Letters, Vol. 41, Issue 9, pp. 1917-1920 (2016)
He Wen, Qi Mo, Pierre Sillard, Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, and Guifang Li
"Analog Transmission over Few-Mode Fiber"
Optical Fiber Communication Conference OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2016), paper Th4A.3
He Wen, Qi Mo, Pierre Sillard, Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, Guifang Li
"Analog Transmission over Few-Mode Fibers"
OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2016), paper Th4A.3, OFC 2016
He Wen, Yousef Alahmadi, Patrick LiKamWa, Cen Xia, Christian Carboni, Guifang Li
"Four-mode semiconductor optical amplifier"
Photonics West 2016
C. Xia, M. A. Eftekhar, R. Amezcua-Correa, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, A. Schülzgen, D. Christodoulides, and G. Li
"Supermodes in Coupled Multi-Core Waveguide Structures"
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 22 (2) , 4401212
He Wen, Yousef Alahmadi, Patrick LiKamWa, Cen Xi, Christian Carboni, Guifang Li
"Four-mode semiconductor optical amplifier"
Photonics West, Conference on Next-Generation Optical Communication
G. Lopez-Galmiche ; Z. Sanjabi Eznaveh ; J. E. Antonio-Lopez ; A. M. Velazquez-Benitez ; J. Rodriguez-Asomoza ; L. A. Herrera-Piad ; J. J. Sanchez-Mondragon ; C. Gonent ; P. Sillard ; G. Li ; A. Schülzgen ; C. Okonkwo ; Rodrigo Amezcua Correa
"Gain-controlled erbium-doped fiber amplifier using mode-selective photonic lantern"
Proc. SPIE 9774, Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems V, 97740P (February 13, 2016);
H. Wen, C. Xia, A. Velazquez-Benitez, N. Chand, J. Antonio-Lopez, B. Huang, H. Liu, H. Zheng, P. Sillard, X. Liu, X, F. Effenberger, R. Amezcua Correa, G.F. Li
"First demonstration of 6-mode PON achieving a record gain of 4 dB in upstream transmission loss budget"
Lightwave Technology, Journal of PP(99)


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