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Mohammad H. Asghari was born in Tehran, Iran, on February 1st, 1983. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering (Electronics branch) from K.N.Toosi University of Technology (Tehran, Iran) in 2004 and the M.S. degree in Telecommunication Systems (optical communications branch) from Sharif University of Technology (Tehran, Iran) in 2006.
In 2003 he passed an apprenticeship in optical communications at Education & Reserch Institute for Information and Communications Technology (ERICT), Tehran, Iran. From 2004 to 2006, he was working as a researcher in the Optical Networks Research Lab (ONRL) for his M.S. degree at Sharif University of technology under the supervision of Prof. Jawad A. Salehi (pioneer of optical CDMA). He worked in the Ultrafast Optical Processing group at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Energie, Materiaux et Telecommunications (INRS-EMT), (Montreal, Canada), for his PhD degree, under the supervision of Prof. Jose Azana (pioneer of innovative ultrafast optical pulse processing techniques, including temporal self-imaging (Talbot) effects, using all-fiber grating technologies).

He is currently a post-doctoral researcher in Photonics Laboratory at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) working with Prof. Bahram Jalali

Mr. Asghari is a member of the Optical Society of America and the IEEE/LEOS. He is the reviewer of top scientific journals including Optics Express, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, IEEE Photonics Journal and Photonics Technology Letters. He holded FQRNT doctoral fewlloship for foreign students from the Quebec Government (Canada). He is the recipient of NSERC and FQRNT post-doctoral fellowships from the Government of Canada and Quebec Government, respectively. 

 

Research Interests

Ultrafast optical signal processing, optical computing, fiber-optics telecommunications, optics for biomedical applications.

 

Academic Honors and Awards

  • Listed as honorary scientific director of Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) for high quality of scientific and research contributions in PhD thesis, Canada, 2012.
  • Awarded international exposure prize  from  Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) for the contributions to the international reputation of INRS, Canada, 2012.
  • Graduated from PhD degree with "exceptional" rated PhD thesis.
  • Awarded 2011-2013 NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) from Government of Canada (for two years), Canada, 2011.
  • Selected as a member of "Elite National Foundation" due to high-level contributions to science and technology and top academic records by Government of Iran, 2011.
  • Cited for state-of-the-art contributions in "ultrafast optical signal characterization", in the international magazine "Laser Focus World", USA, 2011.
  • Awarded 2011-2013 FQRNT Post-Doctoral Fellowship (le Fonds Quebecois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies) from Quebec Government (for two years), Canada, 2011.
  • Cited as "lead researcher in ultrafast optical signal processing in 2010" in technology review 2010 section of the international magazine "Laser Focus World", USA, 2010.
  • Recipient of 2009 IEEE Photonic society (IEEE/LEOS) student travel grant, September 2009.
  • Cited  as "passionate student in INRS-EMT" in "Planete INRS" magazine, Canada, May 2009.
  • Awarded 2008-2010 FQRNT scholarship (le Fonds Quebecois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies) from Quebec Government to cover my tuition fees and life expenses for the entire PhD degree, Canada, 2008.
  • Selected in tuition fee exemption competitions for M.S. and PhD degrees from INRS, Canada, 2006 and 2007.
  • 15th Rank among more than 30,000 participants in the nationwide universities entrance exam for M.Sc. degree in Iran, 2004.
  • Fellowship from Iran government for both B.S. and M.S. degree (6 years), Tehran, Iran, Sep. 2000 until Sep. 2006.
  • Chosen as a member of NODET (National Organization for Developing Exceptional Talents) according to entrance exam’s grade for M.Sc. degree in Iran, 2004.

  

Publications

Books:

Mohammad H. Asghari, "Ultrafast Optical Signal Processing: Devices and Techniques," LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3848436545, Germany, 2012.

To read the book's abstract and order this book please visit the following link.

 

Articles in Refereed Journals

13. Mohammad H. Asghari, Yongwoo Park, and Jose Azana, "Photonic temporal integration of broadband intensity waveforms over long operation time windows", Optics Letters, Vol. 36, pp. 3557-3559 (2011).

12. Reza Ashrafi, Mohammad H. Asghari and Jose Azana, "Ultrafast optical arbitrary-order differentiators based on apodized long period gratings," IEEE Photonics Journal, Vol. 3, pp. 353-364 (2011).

11. Mohammad H. Asghari and Jose Azana, "Photonic integrator-based optical memory unit," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 23, pp. 209-211 (2011).

10. Mohammad H. Asghari, Yongwoo Park, and Jose Azana, "New design for photonic temporal integration with combined high processing speed and long operation time window," Optics Express, Vol. 19, pp. 425-435 (2011).

9. Yongwoo Park, Mohammad H. Asghari, Robin Helsten, and Jose Azana, "Implementation of broadband Microwave arbitrary-order time differential operators using a reconfigurable incoherent photonic processor," IEEE Photonics Journal, Vol. 2, pp. 1040-1050 (2010).

8. Mohammad H. Asghari, Yongwoo Park and Jose Azana, "Complex-field measurement of ultrafast dynamic optical waveforms based on real-time spectral interferometry," Optics Express, Vol. 18, pp. 16526-16538 (2010).

7. Mohammad H. Asghari, Chao Wang, Jianping Yao and Jose Azana, "High-order passive Photonic temporal integrators," Optics Letters, Vol. 35, pp. 1191-1193 (2010).

6. Mohammad H. Asghari and Jose Azana, "On the design of efficient and accurate arbitrary-order temporal optical integrators using fiber Bragg gratings ," IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, pp. 3888-3895 (2009)

5. Mohammad H. Asghari and Jose Azana, "All-optical Hilbert transformer based on a single phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating: design and analysis ," Optics Letters, Vol. 34, pp. 334-336 (2009).

4. Mohammad H. Asghari and Jose Azana, "Proposal and analysis of a reconfigurable pulse shaping technique based on multi-arm optical differentiators ", Optics Communications, Vol. 281, Issue 18, 15, pp. 4581-4588 (2008).

3. Mohammad H. Asghari and Jose Azana, "Design of all-optical high-order temporal integrators based on multiple-phase-shifted Bragg gratings ," Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 11459-11469 (2008).

 2. Mohammad H. Asghari and Jose Azana, "Proposal for arbitrary-order temporal integration of ultrafast optical signals using a single uniform-period fiber Bragg grating ", Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 13, pp. 1548-1550 (2008).

1. Yongwoo Park, Mohammad H. Asghari, Tae-Jung Ahn, and Jose Azana, "Transform-limited picosecond pulse shaping based on temporal coherence synthesization," Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 15, pp. 9584-9599 (2007).

 

 Refereed International Conference Proceedings

14. Mohammad H. Asghari and Jose Azana, "Self-reference temporal phase reconstruction based on causality arguments in linear optical filters," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2012), paper CTu2A.8, San Jose, USA.

13. Mohammad H. Asghari and Jose Azana, "Proposal of a reconfigurable ultrafast optical pulse shaping technique using multi-arm optical differentiators," Signal Processing in Photonic Communications (SPPCom 2011), paper SPWD4, Toronto, Canada.

12. Mohammad H. Asghari, Yongwoo Park and Jose Azana, "Photonic temporal integration of broadband microwave waveforms over nanosecond time windows," Signal Processing in Photonic Communications (SPPCom 2011), paper SPWD1, Toronto, Canada.

11. Reza Ashrafi, Mohammad H. Asghari and Jose Azana, "Fully optimized long period fiber grating designs for ultrafast optical differentiation," Signal Processing in Photonic Communications (SPPCom 2011), paper SPWD5, Toronto, Canada.

10. Mohammad H. Asghari, Yongwoo Park and Jose Azana, "Photonic intensity integrator with combined high processing speed and long operation time window," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2011), paper CThI2, Baltimore, USA.

9. Reza Ashrafi, Mohammad H. Asghari and Jose Azana, "Optimized ultrafast optical arbitrary-order differentiators based on long-period gratings," IEEE-Laser & Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) Annual Meeting 2010, paper ThU4, Denver, USA.

8. Mohammad H. Asghari, Yongwoo Park and Jose Azana, "Single-shot complex-field characterization of ultrafast optical waveforms with MHz measurement update rates," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2010), paper JThE80, San Jose, USA.

7. Mohammad H. Asghari, Yongwoo Park and Jose Azana, "Demonstration of a photonic integrator-based loadable and erasable optical memory unit with picosecond switching times," European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC 2009), paper P1.18, Vienna, Austria.

6. Mohammad H. Asghari, Yongwoo Park and Jose Azana, "Real-time spectral interferometry for single-shot complex-field linear characterization of sub-Nanosecond long ultrafast optical signals ," IEEE-Laser & Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) Annual Meeting 2009, paper TuO2, Antalya, Turkey.

5. Mohammad H. Asghari, Chao Wang, Jianping Yao and Jose Azana, "Demonstration of FBG-based first and second-order Photonic temporal integrators with optimized energetic efficiencies," IEEE-Laser & Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) Annual Meeting 2009, paper TuK3, Antalya, Turkey.

4. Yongwoo Park, Mohammad H. Asghari and Jose Azana, "Reconfigurable higher-order Photonic intensity temporal differentiator," IEEE-Laser & Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) Annual Meeting 2009, paper ThO2, Antalya, Turkey.

3. Mohammad H. Asghari, Yongwoo Park and Jose Azana, "New concept for ultra-broadband photonic integrator with fundamentally unlimited operation time window," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2009), paper CMQ4, Baltimore, USA.

2. Mohammad H. Asghari and Jose Azana, "Single phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating as an all-optical Hilbert transformer," Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC 2009), paper JWA57, San Diego, USA.

1. Mohammad H. Asghari and Jose Azana, "Multiple-phase-shifted Bragg gratings as all-optical high-order temporal integrators," IEEE-Laser & Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) Annual Meeting 2008, paper ME3, Newport Beach, USA.

  

Contact information


Photonics Laboratory @ UCLA
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
420 Westwood Plaza 63-128
Los Angeles, CA 90095

E-mail: asghari@ucla.edu

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