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Dr. Sasan Fathpour

Dr. Sasan Fathpour

Professor of Optics & Photonics, ECE

Integrated Photonic Emerging Solutions







Sasan 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 became a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2007.  He joined the faculty of the College of Optics and Photonics in 2008 and was promoted to Associate and Full Professor in 2014 and 2018, respectively.  

His current research interests include heterogeneous integrated photonics, nonlinear integrated optics, silicon photonics, and unconventional optical waveguide platforms operating in the mid-wave- and near-infrared and visible wavelength ranges.  

Prof. Fathpour is a recipient of the ONR Young Investigator Award (2013), and the NSF CAREER Award (2012).  He has also received several research and teaching incentive awards at UCF, including the Reach for the Stars Award (2015).  He is the cofounder of Partow Technologies, LLC, a spinoff company from his CREOL team's research.  He is a Fellow of OSA, and a Senior Member of IEEE and SPIE.  He is the co-editor of a book on silicon photonics, and an author or coauthor of over 160 research articles, book chapters and patents, including over 30 invited journal and conference papers. 

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

S. Fathpour
"Heterogeneous Nonlinear Integrated Photonics"
IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 54, p. 6300716, December 2018 (INVITED).
A. Honardoost, R. Safian, A. Rao, and S. Fathpour
"High-Speed Modeling of Ultracompact Electrooptic Modulators"
IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 36, 5893–5902, December 2018.
S. Fathpour and J. Chiles
"Topographically Anisotropic Photonics"
OSA Optics and Photonics News (OPN), Special Issue on Optics in 2018, p. 38, December 2018.
A. Rao and S. Fathpour
"Heterogeneous Thin-Film Lithium Niobate Integrated Photonics for Electrooptics and Nonlinear Optics"
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 24, p. 8200912, November 2018 (INVITED).
J. -É. Tremblay, M. Malinowski, K. A. Richardson, S. Fathpour, and M. C. Wu
"Picojoule-Level Octave-Spanning Supercontinuum Generation in Chalcogenide Waveguides"
Optics Express, vol. 26, pp. 21358-21363, August 2018.
A. Rao and S. Fathpour
"Compact Lithium Niobate Electrooptic Modulators"
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics,vol. 24, p. 3400114, July 2018 (INVITED).
S. Fathpour
"Thinking beyond Conventional Silicon Photonics"
The PIC Magazine, July 2018 (INVITED).
A. Honardoost, G. F. Camacho Gonzalez, S. Khan, M. Malinowski, A. Rao, J. -E. Tremblay, A. Yadav, K. Richardson, M. C. Wu, and S. Fathpour
"Cascaded Integration of Optical Waveguides with Third-Order Nonlinearity With Lithium Niobate Waveguides on Silicon Substrates"
IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 10, p. 4500909, June 2018.
S. Khan, M. Malinowski, J.-E. Tremblay, A. Rao, G. Camacho-Gonzalez, R. Bustos Ramirez, M. Plascak, K. Richardson, P. Delfyett, M. Wu, and S. Fathpour
"Integrated Thin-film Lithium-Niobate Waveguides on Silicon for Second-Harmonic Generation Pumped at 1875 nm"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (IEEE/OSA CLEO 2018), San Jose, CA, May 2018.
J.-E. Tremblay, M. Malinowski, G. Camacho-Gonzalez, S. Fathpour, and M. Wu
"Large Bandwidth Waveguide Spectral Splitters Using Higher-Order Mode Evolution"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (IEEE/OSA CLEO 2018), San Jose, CA, May 2018.


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