Prof. Rahman from City University of London, was invited for academic communication

    At the great invitation of Prof. Zhou Linjie, Prof. B. M. A. Rahman from City University of London, UK, gave a report entitled “Optimization of Silicon Photonic Devices and Overview of Optical Sensors” on October 29, at Room 214 of the State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks. Firstly Prof. Rahman expressed his gratitude to Professor Zhou Linjie for his work and the invitation, and then summarized the latest research directions of silicon photonic devices and optical sensors, the current achievements and the specific problems during the simulation. The students actively participated in the communication and the mood was high. After the report, they exchanged ideas enthusiasm with Prof. Rahman. The content of the discussion not only involved specific academic issues, but also questions about the research life. The students benefited a lot and the whole meeting atmosphere was relaxing and bright.

   Prof. Rahman (OSA, SPIE fellow) currently works at City University of London, UK, with nearly 40 years of research experience and has made fruitful results. He leads the research group on Photonics Modelling, specialized in the development and use of the rigorous and full-vectoral numerical approaches, frequency domain modal solution approach, the beam propagation method, and time-domain approach, primarily based on the numerically efficient finite element method. He has published more than 450 journals and conference papers, in the areas of optical waveguides, integrated optics, single polarization guides, photonic devices, such as high-speed modulators and switches, power splitters, compact bend designs, polarization splitters, polarization rotators, polarization controllers, spot-size converters, optical amplifiers, narrow-band optical filters, nonlinear optical devices, optical structures supporting surface-plasmon modes, photonic crystal fibers, and THz waveguides. His journal papers have been cited more than 1900 times.
   Since 2015, Prof. Zhou Linjie and Rahman have been working on the Newton Fund project entitled “Ultra-compact Silicon-Vanadium Dioxide hybrid modulator based on slot-waveguide”.