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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, 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

Ning Wang, J. C. Alvarado-Zacarias, J. Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Z. Sanjabi Eznaveh, Cedric Gonnet, Pierre Sillard, Sergio Leon-Saval, Axel Schülzgen, Guifang Li, and R. Amezcua-Correa
"Transverse mode-switchable fiber laser based on a photonic lantern"
Optics Express, Vol. 26, Issue 25, pp. 32777-32787.
M. Yang, L. Xu, J. Wang, HN. Liu, XY. Zhou, G. Li, and L. Zhang
"An Octave-Spanning Optical Parametric Amplifier Based on a Low-Dispersion Silicon-Rich Nitride Waveguide"
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 24(6), 8300607
M. Zhang, HN. Liu, B. Wang, G. Li, and L. Zhang
"Efficient Grating Couplers for Space Division Multiplexing Applications"
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 24(6), Article Number: 8200605
H. Wen, Y. Alahamadi, P. LiKamWa, and GF. Li
"Modeling Parametric Processes in Few-Mode Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers"
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 24(6), Article Number: 8000117
He Wen, Huiyuan Liu, Yuanhang Zhang, Jian Zhao, Pierre Sillard, Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, Guifang Li
"Few-Mode Lensed Fibers"
Wen H, Liu H, Zhang Y, Zhao J, Sillard P, Correa RA, Li G. Few-Mode Lensed Fiber. Journal of Lightwave Technology. 2018 Oct 19.
Shengli Fan, Seth Smith-Dryden, Jian Zhao, Stefan Gausmann, Axel Schülzgen,Guifang Li,and Bahaa E.A. Saleh
"Optical Fiber Refractive Index Profiling by Iterative Optical Diffraction Tomography"
Journal of Lightwave Technology,15 October 2018
R. Sampson, H. Liu, H. Wen, Y. Zhang, R. Stegeman, P. Zhang, B. Huang, N. Wang, S. Fan, J.C. Alvarado Zacarias, R. Amezcua Correa, and G. Li
"Improving the Sensitivity of LiDARs Using Few-Mode Pre-amplified Receivers"
Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science, Washington DC, paper FW7A.2.
W. Wang , J. Zhao , H. Yu, Z. Yang , Y. Zhang, Z. Zhang, C. Guo, and G. Li
"Demonstration of 6 x 10-Gb/s MIMO-Free Polarization- and Mode-Multiplexed Transmission"
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 30(15), pp. 1372-1375
Y. Guo, J. Wang, Z. Han, K. Wada, L. C. Kimerling, A. M. Agarwal, J. Michel, Z. Zheng, G. Li, L. Zhang
"Power-efficient generation of two-octave mid-IR frequency combs in a germanium microresonator"
Nanophotonics, 7(8), pp. 1461-1467
Z. Yang, J. Zhao, N. Bai, E. Ip, T. Wang, Z. Li, and G. Li
"Experimental demonstration of adaptive VFF-RLS-FDE for long-distance mode-division multiplexed transmission"
Optics Express, 26(14), pp. 18362-18367


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