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Dr. Sasan Fathpour

Dr. Sasan Fathpour

Associate Professor of Optics & Photonics

Integrated Photonic Emerging Solutions

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Professor Sasan Fathpour joined the College of Optics and Photonics faculty in 2008. His current research interests include heterogeneous integrated photonics, nonlinear integrated optics, silicon photonics, and nonconventional optical waveguide platforms for mid-wave infrared and other applications.  He has received several research and teaching incentive awards at UCF.   He is also recipient of UCF Reach for the Stars Award (2015), the ONR Young Investigator Award (2013), the NSF CAREER Award (2012) and UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research (2007).   He is a Fellow of OSA, the Optical Society, and a Senior Member of SPIE and IEEE.  He is the co-editor of a book entitled "Silicon Photonics for Telecommunications and Biomedicine" published by CRC Press in 2012, and a coauthor of about 150 journal and conference papers, book chapters and patents. 

Professor Fathpour received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2005. He then joined the Electrical Engineering Department of UCLA as a postdoctoral fellow and was promoted to a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2007. Prior to joining CREOL, he was a Senior Researcher at Ostendo Technologies.

Awards & Honors

The Optical Society (OSA) Fellow
2017 Research Incentive Award (RIA)
2017 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
2015 UCF Reach for the Stars Award
2015 Reach for the Stars
2014 Student of the Year Award
2013 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award
2013 UCF’s Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
2013 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
2012 Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award - College of Optics and Photonics, UCF
2012 Designated as Senior Member of OSA
2012 NSF CAREER Award
2011 Designated as Senior Member of SPIE
2007 Featured in the 62nd Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America
2007 Recipient of the 2007 UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research
2000 International Graduate Student Fellowship, University of Michigan

Recent Publications

A. Rao and S. Fathpour
"Compact lithium niobate electro-optic modulators"
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (JSTQE), vol. 24, pp. 1–14, July-August 2018 (INVITED).
S. Fathpour
"Silicon photonics"
Handbook of Optoelectronics: Applied Optical Electronics (Volume 3), J. P. Dakin, Robert G. W. Brown R. Brown, Eds., 2nd Edition, CRC Press (2018).
J. Chiles, T. Sjaardema, A. Rao, and S. Fathpour
"Damascene-patterned optical anisotropy in integrated photonics"
Optics Express, 25, pp. 33664–33675
S. Fathpour and J. Chiles
"All-silicon integrated photonic platforms"
IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC) 2017, Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 2017 Invited
M. Malinowski, J.-E. Tremblay, G.F.C. Gonzalez, A. Rao, S. Khan, A. Yadav, K.A. Richardson, P.J. Delfyett, M.C. Wu and S. Fathpour
"Amplified octave-spanning supercontinuum chalcogenide waveguides for second-harmonic generation"
IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Orlando, FL
A. Honardoost, S. Khan, G. F. Camacho Gonzalez, J.-E. Tremblay, A. Yadav, K.A. Richardson, M.C. Wu, and S. Fathpour
"Heterogeneous integration of thin-film lithium niobate and chalcogenide waveguides on silicon"
IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Orlando, FL
T. Sjaardema, J. Chiles, A. Rao, and S. Fathpour
"Integrated polarization-selective microring resonators and beam taps via topographically anisotropic photonics"
IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Orlando, FL
J. Chiles, X. Gai, B. Luther-Davies and S. Fathpour
"Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in high-contrast, fusion-bonded silicon membrane waveguides"
IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Orlando, FL
A. Rao, and S. Fathpour
"Second-harmonic generation in integrated photonics on silicon"
Physica Status Solidi (a), p. 1700684, Invited
A. Rao, A. Patil, M. Malinowski, J. Chiles, S. Khan, A. Honardoost, S. Toroghi, G. F. Camacho-Gonzalez, P. Rabiei, and S. Fathpour
"Electro-optic and second-order nonlinear effects in thin film lithium niobate on silicon"
IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series 2017, San Juan, Puerto Rico (invited)


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