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Prof. Xinliang Zhangreceived the B.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China, in 1992 and 2001. He became a full professor of School of Optical and Electronic Information, HUST in 2004, and now he is also a full professor of Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics(WNLO). Currently, he is the dean of School of Optical and Electronic Information, HUST, and also the director of Division of Optoelectronic Devices and Integration (OEDI) in WNLO. He is the head of research group “Photonic Interconnection and Information Processing:Devices and Subsystems”. His research areas cover semiconductor optoelectronic devices for optical interconnection and optical signal processing. He has over 160 publications in prestigious international journals and conferences, including over 80 IEEE Letters / Journals, Optics Letters or Optics Express papers and 16 OFC/ECOC papers. He holds 6 Chinese patents with 4 Chinese patents pending. He is a member of IEEE and also a member of OSA.

Research Areas

  • Mechanism and fabrication of Optoelectronic Devices for All-Optical Signal Processing and Optical interconnection;

  • Demonstration of All-Optical Signal Processing Functions especially for multi-channel and novel modulation format;

  • Demonstration of Microwave Optical Signal Processing Functions;


  • Zhang, Y; Dong, JJ; Lei, L; He, H; Yu, Y; Zhang, XL, Reconfigurable Four-Input Photonic Logic Minterms and Maxterms Generation Using SOAs,IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 24(12):985-987, JUN 2012.

  • Xiang, L; Xu, YM; Yu, Y; Zhang, XL; An Ultracompact DP-QPSK Demodulator Based on Multimode Interference and Photonic Crystals, IEEE JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, 30(11): 1595-1601, JUN 2012.

  • Wang, F; Yu, Y; Zhang, Y; Zhang, XL; All-Optical Clock Recovery Using a Single Fabry-Perot Semiconductor Optical Amplifier, IEEE JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, 30(11): 1632-1637, JUN 2012.

  • Huang, X; Zhang, Z; Qin, C; Zhang, XL, Optimized Quantum-Well Semiconductor Optical Amplifier for RZ-DPSK Signal Regeneration, IEEE JOURNAL OF QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, 47 (6): 819-826 JUN 2011

  • Ding, YH; Pu, MH; Liu, L; et al. Bandwidth and wavelength-tunable optical bandpass filter based on silicon microring-MZI structure, OPTICS EXPRESS,19 (7): 6470-6478 MAR 28 2011

  • Ding, YH; Hu, H; Galili, M; et al. Generation of a 640 Gbit/s NRZ OTDM signal using a silicon microring resonator, OPTICS EXPRESS, 19 (7): 6479-6485 MAR 28 2011

  • Li, XA; Dong, JJ; Yu, YA; Zhang, XL. A Tunable Microwave Photonic Filter Based on an All-Optical Differentiator, IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 23 (5): 308-310 MAR 1 2011

  • Zhang, Y; Lin, B; Tjin, SC; Zhang, XL. Refractive index sensing based on higher-order mode reflection of a microfiber Bragg grating, OPTICS EXPRESS, 18 (25): 26345-26350 DEC 6 2010

  • Chen, XB; Yu, Y; Zhang, XL, All-Optical Logic Minterms for Three-Input Demodulated Differential Phase-Shift Keying Signals at 40 Gb/s,IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 23 (2): 118-120 JAN 15 2011

  • Ding, YH; Peucheret, C; Pu, MH; et al. Multi-channel WDM RZ-to-NRZ format conversion at 50 Gbit/s based on single silicon microring resonator, OPTICS EXPRESS, 18 (20): 21121-21130 SEP 27 2010

  • Yu Y; Xu EM; Dong JJ; Zhou LN; Li X; Zhang XL. Switchable microwave photonic filter between high Q bandpass filter and notch filter with flat passband based on phase modulation. OPTICS EXPRESS,2010, 18, 24: 25271---25282.

  • Dong, JJ; Zhang, XL; Huang, DX. A proposal for two-input arbitrary Boolean logic gates using single semiconductor optical amplifier by picosecond pulse injection. OPTICS EXPRESS, 17 (10): 7725-7730 MAY 11 2009

  • Zhou, EB; Yu, XB; Zhang, XL; et al. Photonic generation of ultrawideband monocycle and doublet pulses by using a semiconductor-optical-amplifier-based wavelength converter. OPTICS LETTERS, 34 (9): 1336-1338 MAY 1 2009

  • Wang, F; Yu, Y; Huang, X; et al. Single and Multiwavelength All-Optical Clock Recovery Using Fabry-Perot Semiconductor Optical Amplifier. IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 21 (16): 1109-1111 AUG 15 2009.

  • Xu, J; Zhang, XL; Zhang, Y; et al. Reconfigurable All-Optical Logic Gates for Multi-Input Differential Phase-Shift Keying Signals: Design and Experiments. JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, 27 (23): 5268-5275 DEC 1 2009

  • Xu, J; Zhang, XL; Mork, J. Investigation of Patterning Effects in Ultrafast SOA-Based Optical Switches. IEEE JOURNAL OF QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, 46 (1): 87-94 JAN 2010.

  • Huang, X; Qin, C; Huang, DX; et al. Local Carrier Recovery Acceleration in Quantum Well Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers IEEE JOURNAL OF QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, 46 (10): 1407-1413 OCT 2010

  • Enming Xu, Xinliang Zhang, Lina Zhou, Yu Zhang, Yuan Yu, Xiang Li and Dexiu Huang, “All-Optical Microwave Filter with High Frequency Selectivity Based on Semiconductor Optical Amplifier and Optical Filter”, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2010, 28,16:2358---2365

  • Fei Wang, Jianji Dong, Enming Xu, and Xinliang Zhang, "All-optical UWB generation and modulation using SOA-XPM effect and DWDM-based multi-channel frequency discrimination," OPTICS EXPRESS,18, 24588-24594 (2010).

  • Enming Xu, Xinliang Zhang, Lina Zhou, Yu Zhang, Yuan Yu, Xiang Li, and Dexiu Huang, "Ultrahigh-Q microwave photonic filter with Vernier effect and wavelength conversion in a cascaded pair of active loops," OPTICS LETTERS35, 1242-1244 (2010).

  • Y. Yu,X. Zhang, J. B. Rosas-Fernandez, et al., Simultaneous multiple DWDM channel NRZ-to-RZ regenerative format conversion at 10 and 20 Gb/s. OPTICS EXPRESS, 2009, 17(5), 3964-3969.

  • Yu, Y; Zhang, XL; Rosas-Fernandez, JB; et al. Single SOA based 16 DWDM channels all-optical NRZ-to-RZ format conversions with different duty cycles,OPTICS EXPRESS, 16 (20): 16166-16171 SEP 29 2008.

  • Xinliang Zhang, Jianji Dong, Jing Xu, Yang Wang, and Dexiu Huang,SOA-based filter-free scheme for optical ultrawideband monocycle generation�strong>OFC’2008, San Diego,USA.

  • Dong, J; Zhang, X; Zhang, Y; et al. Optical UWB doublet pulse generation using multiple nonlinearities of single SOA, ELECTRONICS LETTERS, 44 (18): 1083-U45 AUG 28 2008

  • Dong, J; Zhang, X; Wang, F; et al. Single-to-dual channel NRZ-to-RZ format conversion by four-wave mixing in single semiconductor optical amplifier, ELECTRONICS LETTERS, 44 (12): 763-U158 JUN 5 2008

  • Zhou, EB; Oehman, F; Cheng, C; Zhang, XL; Reduction of patterning effects in SOA-based wavelength converters by combining cross-gain and cross-absorption modulation, OPTICS EXPRESS, 16 (26): 21522-21528 DEC 22 2008

  • Xu, J; Zhang, XL; Dong, HJ; et al. Simultaneous all-optical AND and NOR gates for NRZ differential phase-shift-keying signals, IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 20 (5-8): 596-598 MAR-APR 2008

  • Dong, JJ; Zhang, XL; Fu, SN; et al. Ultrafast all-optical signal processing based on single semiconductor optical amplifier and optical filtering,IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, 14 (3): 770-778 MAY-JUN 2008

Awards and Honors

  • Sponsored by National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

  • The first-class award of natural science in Hubei Province

  •  Awarded as New Century Talents by Ministry of Education of China

  •  Sponsored by foundation of Outstanding Young Scholars in Hubei Province

  •  Awarded as Lecturer of National Distinguished Courses of China

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