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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

Yuanhang Zhang, Mohammed A. Al-Mumin, Huiyuan Liu, Chi Xu, Lin Zhang, Patrick LiKamWa and Guifang Li
"Integrated Power Splitters for Mode-Multiplexed Signals"
CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science (pp. JW2A-46). Optical Society of America.
Z. Zhang, C. Guo, L. Cui, Q. Mo, N. Zhao, C. Du, X. Li, and G. Li
"21 spatial mode erbium-doped fiber amplifier for mode division multiplexing transmission"
Optics Letters, 43, pp. 1550-1553
Liu, H., Liu, X., Effenberger, F., Chand, N., Qi, X., and Li, G.
"Optical Implementation of Butler Matrix for Hardware-Efficient Multiuser Beamforming"
IEEE Photonics Journal, 10(2), #5500708
Juan Carlos Alvarado-Zacarias, Nicolas K. Fontaine, Haoshuo Chen, J. Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Steffen Wittek, Jiaxiong Li, Stefan Gausmann, Roland Ryf, Cedric Gonnet, Adrian Amezcua-Correa, Marianne Bigot, Axel Sch├╝lzgen, Guifang Li, Pierre Sillard, and Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa
"Coupled-Core EDFA Compatible with FMF Transmission"
Optical Fiber Communication Conference Postdeadline Papers OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2018), paper Th4A.3
Huiyuan Liu, He Wen, Juan Carlos Alvarado Zacarias, Jose Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Ning Wang, Pierre Sillard, Rodrigo Amezcua Correa and Guifang Li
"Demonstration of Stable 3x10 Gb/s Mode Group-multiplexed Transmission over a 20 km Few-mode Fiber"
2018 Optical Fiber Communication Conference, paper W4J.2
Huiyuan Liu, He Wen, Juan Carlos Alvarado Zacarias, Jose Enrique Antonio-Lopez, Ning Wang, Pierre Sillard, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa, and Guifang Li
"Demonstration of stable 3x10 Gb/s mode group-multiplexed transmission over a 20 km few-mode fiber"
Optical Fiber Communication Conference OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2018), paper W4J.2
Guo, C., Zhang, Z., Zhao, N., Zhang, L., X. Li, and Li, G.F.
"Design of elliptical few-mode fibers for mode-coupling-free parametric amplification"
Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics, 35(3), pp. 545-551
Yuyang Gao, Juhao Li, Chuanyan Du, Cen Xia, Yan Liu, Zhengbin Li, Yongqi He, Zhangyuan Chen and Guifang Li
"Non-circularly-symmetric Mode-group Demultiplexer Based on Fused-type FMF Coupler for MGM Transmission"
2018 Optical Fiber Communication Conference, paper Th1K.5
Huiyuan Liu, Haoshuo Chen, Nicolas K. Fontaine, Roland Ryf, Jian Chen , Qianwu Zhang , Yingchun Li, Cang Jin, Sophie LaRochelle and Guifang Li
"Pump Mode Characterization of Annular Cladding Erbium-doped Fibers Using Low-coherence Interferometry"
2018 Optical Fiber Communication Conference, paper W4J.2
H. Liu, H. Wen, B. Huang, R. Amezcua Correa, P. Sillard, H. Chen, Z. Li, and G. Li
"Reducing group delay spread using uniform long-period gratings"
Scientific Reports, 8


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