Department of Communication Science and Engineering

Professional Title:Professor



Visiting Address:2005 Songhu Road, Yangpu, Shanghai


Home Page:https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=UfsNEqgAAAAJ&hl=en

Curriculum Vitae

We have MS.c., Ph.D. and post-doc researcher positions available. 

Research focus:

- Gallium Nitride (GaN) optoelectronic devices

- High-speed photonics devices

- Laser diode (LD) and superluminescent diode (SLD)

- Visible light communication and free-space optical communications

For prospective students:

If your first language is not Chinese or English, you are expected to obtain one of the following qualifications:

1.      TOEFL: 95 or above

2.      IELTS: 7 or above

3.      GRE: 310 or above (including Analytical Writing)

4.      CET-6: 580 or above

5.      Pass the National Test for English Majors (TEM-4 or TEM-8)

6.      Has obtained a bachelor's degree or above in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. 

Research Interests

Optoelectronics devices and components, semiconductor lasers, III-nitride materials and devices, visible light communications (VLC), LiFi devices and systems, laser lighting, underwater wireless optical communications (UWOC) and photonics integrated circuit.

Academic Positions

APL Photonics Early Career Editorial Advisory Board (ECEAB) 

IEEE Photonics Journal Associate Editor

IEEE Photonics Society Globalization Committee Member 

IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Young Professionals Committee Member 

IEEE Smart Cities Publication Committee Member

Special Symposium Chair, IEEE Photonics Conference, 2024

Award review committee, Optica Women Scholars program 2022

Future Luminary Selection Committee, 2022

Program Committee Member, Photonics & Advanced Intelligent Systems conference


2022 Okawa Foundation Research Grant 

Education and Working Experience

B.Sc. in Materials Physics, Fudan University

M.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering, KAUST

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, KACST-KAUST-UCSB Solid-State Lighting Center, KACST TIC at KAUST.

Technical Lead & Principal Scientist, SaNoor Technologies Inc. 


Engineering Ethics and Research Methodology

Scientific Research Methodology 

Academic English


Modeling and Simulation of Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Devices


[1].       A tutorial on laser-based visible light communications, Chinese Optics Letters, (invited, 2024) 

[2].       A wide field-of-view laser based white light transmitter for visible light communications, Optics Letters, (in press, 2024) 

[3].       A Novel Mobile Fronthaul Solution Based on Visible Light Fiber Communication and Zero-padding 8-D CAP Modulation, Optics Express, (in press, 2024)

[4].       A three-terminal light emitting and detecting diode, Nature Electronics volume 7, pages279–287 (2024)

[5].       High Wall-Plug Efficiency AlGaN Deep Ultraviolet Micro-LEDs Enabled by an Etched Reflective Array Design for High Data Transmission, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 71, 5, 3069-3076 (2024) 

[6].       A metasurface-based full-color circular auto-focusing Airy beams transmitter for stable high-speed underwater wireless optical communication, Nature Communications, 15, 2944 (2024) 

[7].       High-speed GaN-based laser diode with modulation bandwidth exceeding 5 GHz for 20 Gbps visible light communication, Photonics Research, (in press, 2024) 

[8].       High-Speed GaN-Based 405 nm Violet Superluminescent Diode with Tilted Facet for Visible Light Communications, Phys. Status Solidi A 2024, 2300670 

[9].       Modulation format recognition in a UVLC system based on an ultra-lightweight model with communication-informed knowledge distillation, Optics Express 32 (8), 13095-13110 (2024)

[10].    Flexible 2× 2 multiple access visible light communication system based on an integrated parallel GaN/InGaN micro-photodetector array module, Photonics Research 12 (4), 793-803 (2024)

[11].    Neural-network-based carrier-less amplitude phase modulated signal generation and end-to-end optimization for fiber-terahertz integrated communication system, Optics Express 32 (6), 8623-8637 (2024)

[12].    Lens-free wavefront shaping method for a diffuse non-line-of-sight link in visible light communication, Chinese Optics Letters 22 (2), 020603 (2024)

[13].    Feature decoupled knowledge distillation enabled lightweight image transmission through multimode fibers, Optics Express 32 (3), 4201-4214 (2024)

[14].    113Gbps rainbow visible light laser communication system based on 10λ laser WDM emitting module in fiber-free space-fiber link, Optics Express 32 (2), 2561-2573 (2024)

[15].    Self-supervised dynamic learning for long-term high-fidelity image transmission through unstabilized diffusive media, Nature Communications 15 (1), 1498 (2024)

[16].    End-to-end deep learning for a flexible coherent PON with user-specific constellation optimization, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking 16(1), 59-70 (2024)

[17].    Enhanced Performance of Visible Light Communication Using Three-dimensional Spatial Multi-user Holographic Multiplexing, Journal of Lightwave Technology (2024)

[18].    Demonstration of Pilot-Aided Continuous Downstream Digital Signal Processing for Multi-Format Flexible Coherent TDM-PON, Journal of Lightwave Technology (2024)

[19].    Simplified Neural Network With Physics-Informed Module in MIMO Visible Light Communication Systems, Journal of Lightwave Technology (2024)

[20].    Odd-Even Staggered Multi-Band CAP for UDWDM Fiber-MmWave Integration Networks, Journal of Lightwave Technology (2024)

[21].    11.2 Gbps 100-meter free-space visible light laser communication utilizing bidirectional reservoir computing equalizer, Optics Express 31 (26), 44315-44327 (2023)

[22].    8.8 Gbps PAM-4 visible light communication link using an external modulator and a neural network equalizer, Optics Letters 48 (20), 5193-5196 (2023)

[23].    15.26 Gb/s Si-substrate GaN high-speed visible light photodetector with super-lattice structure, Optics Express 31 (20), 33064-33076 (2023)

[24].    Wavefront shaping for multi-user line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight visible light communication, Optics Express 31 (16), 25359-25371 (2023)

[25].    Inverse design of an ultra-compact dual-band wavelength demultiplexing power splitter with detailed analysis of hyperparameters, Optics Express 31 (16), 25415-25437 (2023)

[26].    An Optimal Adaptive Constellation Design Utilizing an Autoencoder-Based Geometric Shaping Model Framework, Photonics 10 (7), 809 (2023)

[27].    31.38 Gb/s GaN-based LED array visible light communication system enhanced with V-pit and sidewall quantum well structure. Opto-Electronic Science, 2, 230005 (2023) 

[28].    “Security enhanced underwater visible light communication system based on chaotic phase scrambling and conjugate frequency hopping”, Chinese Optics Letters, 21 (6), 060602 (2023)

[29].    “Recent Advances in Optical Injection Locking for Visible Light Communication Applications”, Photonics 2023, 10(3), 291. 

[30].    “Key Technologies for High-Speed Si-substrate LED based Visible Light Communication”, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 41(11), 3316 - 3331 (2023) 

[31].    “Waveform-to-Waveform End-to-End Learning Framework in a Seamless Fiber-Terahertz Integrated Communication System”, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 41(8), 2381-2392 (2023) 

[32].    “Optimal Adaptive Waveform Design Utilizing an End-to-End Learning-Based Pre-Equalization Neural Network in an UVLC System”, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 41(6), 1626-1636 (2023) 

[33].    “Polarization-induced photocurrent switching effect in heterojunction photodiodes”, Nano Research 16, 5503–5510 (2023) 

[34].    “Si-substrate vertical-structure InGaN/GaN micro-LED-based photodetector for beyond 10Gbps visible light communication”, Photonics Research, 10(10), 2394-2404 (2022) 

[35].    “Size-dependent UV-C communication performance of AlGaN micro-LEDs and LEDs”, Journal of Lightwave Technology, 40(22), 7289-7296 (2022)

[36].    “3.76-Gbps yellow-light visible light communication system over 1.2 m free space transmission utilizing a Si-substrate LED and a cascaded pre-equalizer network”, Optics Express, 30(18), 33337-33352 (2022) 

[37].    “Signal recovery in optical wireless communication using photonic convolutional processor”, Optics Express, 30(22), 39466-39478 (2022) 

[38].    “CNN-based Inter-Band Interference Cancellation for 100Gbit/s/λ Non-Orthogonal m-CAP in Fronthaul”, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 34(17) 907 - 910 (2022) 

[39].    “DC-Balanced Even-Dimensional CAP Modulation for Visible Light Communication”, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, 40(15), 5041 - 5051 (2022) 

[40].    “Neural Network Detection for Bandwidth-Limited Non-Orthogonal Multiband CAP UVLC System”, IEEE Photonics Journal, 14(2), 7322309 (2022) 

[41].    “High-speed GaN-based Superluminescent Diode For 4.57 Gbps Visible Light Communication”, Crystals, 12(2), 191 (2022) 

[42].    “46.4 Gbps visible light communication system utilizing a compact tricolor laser transmitter”, Optics Express, 30(3) 4365-4373 (2022) 

[43].    “GaN-based micro-light-emitting diode driven by a monolithic integrated ultraviolet phototransistor”, IEEE Electron Device Letters, 43(1), 80-83 (2022)

[44].    “Improved electro-optical and photoelectric performance of GaN-based micro-LEDs with atomic layer deposited AlN passivation layer”, Optics Express, 29(22), 36559-36566 (2021)

[45].    High-speed visible light communication systems based on Si-substrate LEDs with multiple superlattice interlayers”, PhotoniX 2, 16 (2021)

[46].    Demonstration of a Low-Complexity Memory-Polynomial-aided Neural Network Equalizer for CAP Visible-Light Communication with Superluminescent Diode”, Opto-Electronic Advances 3, 200009 (2020) 

[47].    Blue laser diode system with an enhanced wavelength tuning range”, IEEE Photonics Journal, 12(2) 1502110 (2020)

[48].    Non-line-of-sight methodology for high-speed wireless optical communication in highly turbid water”, Optics Communications, 461, 125264 (2020)

[49].    Toward reliable and energy-efficient visible light communication using amorphous silicon thin-film solar cells”, Optics Express, 27(24), 34542-34551 (2019)

[50].    Ultraviolet-to-blue color-converting scintillating-fibers photoreceiver for 375-nm laser-based underwater wireless optical communication”, Optics Express, 27(21), 30450-30461 (2019).

[51].    On the realization of across wavy water-air-interface diffuse-line-of-sight communication based on an ultraviolet emitter”, Optics Express, 27(14), 19635-19649 (2019).

[52].    Analysis of Optical Injection on Red and Blue Laser Diodes for High Bit-rate Visible Light Communication”, Optics Communications, 49, 79-85 (2019).

[53].    Group-III-nitride superluminescent diodes for solid-state lighting and high-speed visible light communications”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 25(6), 2000110, Nov.-Dec. 2019 (2019) 

[54].    A tutorial on laser-based lighting and visible light communications: device and technology”, Chinese Optics Letters, 17(4), 040601 (2019) .

[55].    High-power blue superluminescent diode for high CRI lighting and high-speed visible light communication”, Optics Express 26(20), 26355-26364 (2018).

[56].    Investigation of self-injection locked visible laser diodes for high bit-rate visible light communication”, IEEE Photonics Journal. 10(4) 7905511 (2018)

[57].    Light based underwater wireless communications”, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 57(8S2), 08PA06 (2018) 

[58].    375-nm ultraviolet-laser based non-line-of-sight underwater optical communication”. Optics Express, 26(10), 12870-12877 (2018).

[59].    3.2 Gigabit-per-second Visible Light Communication Link with InGaN/GaN MQW Micro-Photodetector”. Optics Express, 26(3), 3037-3045 (2018).

[60].    Semipolar InGaN quantum-well laser diode with integrated amplifier for visible light communications”. Optics Express 26(6), A219-A226 (2018).

[61].    71-Mbit/s Ultraviolet-B LED Communication Link based on 8-QAM-OFDM Modulation”, Optics Express, 25(19), 23267-23274 (2017).

[62].    “Gigabit-per-second white light-based visible light communication using near-ultraviolet laser diode and RGB phosphors”. Optics Express, 25(15), 17480-17487 (2017).

[63].    Ultralow Self-Doping in 2D Hybrid Perovskite Single Crystals”. Nano Letters, 17 (8), pp 4759–4767 (2017).

[64].    Semipolar III-nitride quantum well waveguide photodetector integrated with laser diode for on-chip photonic system” Applied Physics Express, 10, 042201 (2017).

[65].    True Yellow Light-emitting Diodes as Phosphor for Tunable Color-Rendering Index Laser-based White Light”. ACS Photonics, 3(11), 2089–2095 (2016).

[66].    20-meter underwater wireless optical communication link with 1.5 Gbps data rate”, Optics Express, 24 (22), 25502-25509 (2016).

[67].    High-speed 405-nm superluminescent diode (SLD) with 807-MHz modulation bandwidth”, Optics Express, 24 (18), 20281-20286 (2016).

[68].    Carbon nanotube-graphene composite film as transparent conductive electrode for GaN-based light-emitting diodes”. Applied Physics Letters, 109, 081902 (2016).

[69].    Ultrabroad Linewidth Orange-emitting Nanowires LED for High CRI Laser-based White Lighting and GigaHertz Communications.”, Optics Express, 24 (17), 19228-19236 (2016).

[70].    Droop-Free, Reliable, and High-Power InGaN/GaN Nanowire Light-Emitting Diodes for Monolithic Metal-Optoelectronics”, Nano Letters, 16(7), 4616-4623 (2016)

[71].    Perovskite Nanocrystals as a Color Converter for Visible Light Communication”, ACS Photonics, 3(7), 1150-1156 (2016)

[72].    Highly Transparent, Low-Haze, Hybrid Cellulose Nanopaper as Electrodes for Flexible Electronics”, Nanoscale, 8, 12294-12306 (2016).

[73].    “On the optical and microstrain analysis of graded InGaN/GaN MQW based on plasma assisted molecular beam epitaxy” Optical Material Express, 6(6), 2052-2062 (2016).

[74].  "High brightness semipolar blue InGaN/GaN superluminescent diodes for droop-free solid-state lighting and visible-light communications” Optics Letters, 41(11), 2608-2611 (2016).

[75].    "High-modulation-efficiency, integrated waveguide modulator-laser diode at 448 nm", ACS Photonics, 3 (2), pp 262–268 (2016).

[76].    "Facile formation of high-quality InGaN/GaN quantum-disks-in-nanowires on bulk-metal substrates for high-power light emitters", Nano Letters, 16 (2), pp 1056–1063 (2016).

[77].    "2 Gbit/s data transmission from an unfiltered laser-based phosphor-converted white lighting communication system", Optics Express, 23(23), 29779-29787 (2015).

[78].    Achieving uniform carriers distribution in MBE grown compositionally graded InGaN multiple-quantum-well LEDs” IEEE Photonics Journal, 7(3), 2300209 (2015).

[79].    Enabling area-selective potential-energy engineering in InGaN/GaN quantum wells by post-growth intermixing”. Optics Express, 23(6), 7991-7998 (2015).

[80].    "Long-term RF Burn-in Effects on Dielectric Charging of MEMS Capacitive Switches," IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability, 13(1), 310-315 (2013).

[81].    Thinning and functionalization of few-layer graphene sheets by CF4 plasma”, Nanoscale Research Letters 2012, 7:268.

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