MIT "Communications technology roadmap: telecommunication > computation > imaging > learning"


Qun (Vincent) Zhang
Professor and Chair
Ph.D. -
EE (major in Communications), University of Virginia (UVa), 2001
M.S. - Solid State Physics, B.S. - Optical Electronics , Shandong University
Communications Research Laboratory @ Work

Recent Publications

[1] Jianying Zhou, Jian Wang, Likai Zhu, and Qun Zhang, “Silicon Photonics for 100Gbaud,” in press (Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/JLT.2020.3009952), invited paper, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology.

[2] Jian Wang, Jianying Zhou, Likai Zhu, and Qun Zhang, “Frequency- and Time-Domain Modeling and Characterization of PN Phase Shifters in All-Silicon Carrier-Depletion Modulators,” in press, early access, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/JLT.2020.2992717,  IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology.

[3] Jianying Zhou, Jian Wang, and Qun Zhang, “Silicon Photonics for 100 Gbaud,” invited paper, paper T3H.4, OFC 2020, March 2020.

[4] J. Zhou, J. Wang, L. Zhu, and Q. Zhang, “High Baud Rate All-Silicon Photonics Carrier Depletion Modulators,” invited paper, (top scored paper), IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 272-281, Jan.15, 2020.

[5] Q. Zhang et.al., “On a finite-difference time-domain model for silicon photonic modulators,” OSA Annual Meeting 2019.

[6] Q. Zhang and J. Zhou, “Time-domain block-wise model for SiP modulators,” accepted, IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC) 2019.

[7] L. Zhu, J. Zhou, J. Wang, and Q. Zhang, “Pre equalization and Bandwidth Limitation for a 100GBaud 32QAM All Silicon Transmitter,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, , vol. 31, no. 17, pp1453-1456, September 2019. 

[8] Q. Zhang, J. Zhou, and J. Hong, “A finite-difference time-domain large signal model for Silicon photonics modulators,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 31, no. 13, pp1072-1075, July 2019. 

[9] M. Hedin, D. Huang, X.H. Wu and Q. Zhang: "Substrate Integrated E-plane Waveguide (SIEW) To Design E-plane and Dual Polarized Devices", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, scheduled on vol. 67, no. 3, 2019.

[10]      J. Zhou, J. Wang, L. Zhu, Q. Zhang, and J. Hong, “Silicon Photonics Carrier Depletion Modulators Capable of 85Gbaud 16QAM and 64Gbaud 64QAM,” paper Tu2H.2 (top scored paper), OFC, March 2019.

[11]       J. Zhou, Q. Zhang, J. Wang, L. Zhu, and J. Hong "Model and design of silicon photonic carrier-depletion Mach-Zehnder modulators for 400Gb/s and beyond PAM and QAM applications", Proc. SPIE 10923, Silicon Photonics XIV, 1092318, March 2019.

[12]      Y. Zeng, L. Xing, Q. Zhang, and X. Jia, “An Analytical Mothed for Reliability Analysis of Hardware-Software Co-Design System,” Wiley: Quality and Reliability Engineering International, vol. 34, pp. 37-52, 2018. 

[13]      Z. Gu, X. H. Wu and Q. Zhang, "Substrate Integrated E-plane Waveguide (SIEW) Horn Antenna and Antenna Array," in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 66, no. 5, pp 2382-2391, May 2018.

[14]      Q. Zhang, J. Zhou, and J. Hong, "Block-Wise Time Domain Large Signal Model of Carrier-Depletion Mach-Zehnder Silicon Photonic Modulators," in Proc. Optical Fiber Communication Conference, paper Th2A.21. March 2018, San Jose, CA. 

[15]      G. Zhao, L. Xing, Q. Zhang, and X. Jia, “A Hierarchical Combinatorial Reliability Model for Smart Home Systems,” in Wiley: Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Nov. 2017, Online ISSN: 1099-1638.  

[16]      Q. Zhang, S. Nadimpalli, L. Zhu, H. Min, S. Shrestha, P. S. Megat Hamari, L. Xing, “Local Error Method with Pre-Calculated Step-Sizes for the Simulation of Signal Propagation in Vector Fiber Channel,” CLEO: 2016, OSA Technical Digest, paper JTh2A.128, San Jose, Jun. 2016.

[17]      Z. Gu, D. Huang, X. H. Wu, and Q. Zhang, “Substrate Intergrated E-plane Horn Antenna,” 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, paper TH-A1.1P.4, Puerto Rico, Jun 2016.

[18]      P. Ji, X. H. Wu, and Q. Zhang, “A Four-Port Circular Patch Antenna for Polarization Modulation,” 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, paper WE-A1.5P.3, Puerto Rico, Jun 2016.

[19]      Q. Zhang, M. I. Hayee, S. Nadimpalli, V. Winstead, X. Wu, D. Huang, J. Lian, M. Khaliq, “Application of local error method to SSSF simulation of vector propagation in dispersion compensated optical links,” Springer Journal of Photonic Network Communications, pp1-9, Mar. 2016

[20]      D. Huang, X. Wu, and Q. Zhang, “Concept of Substrate Integrated E-Plane Waveguide and Waveguide Filter,” Proc. IEEE iWAT2016, March 2016.

[21]      Q. Zhang, M. I. Hayee, V. Winstead, X. Wu, D. Huang, J. Lian, S. Phadke, and M. Khaliq, “A Local Error Method for SSSF Simulation of Signal Propagation in Dispersion Compensated Optical Links," Proceedings, The 14th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks (ICOCN 2015), paper Sa1D.6, Nanjing, China, July 2015.    

[22]      Q. Zhang, L. Xing, H. Min, and M. I Hayee, “Analytical Step-Size Selection Rule for Simulation of Signal Propagation in Vector Optical Fiber Channel,” Proceedings Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) May 2015.    

[23]      Q. Zhang, S. Karri, M. Khaliq, L. Xing, and M. I. Hayee, “Global Simulation Accuracy Control in the Split-Step Fourier Simulation of Vector Optical Fiber Communication Channel,” pp. 1-8, vol. 10, no. 1, Journal of Communications (JCM), January 2015    

[24]      Q. Zhang, V. Winstead, J. Lian and L. Xing, “Simulation Step-Size Optimization in the Split-Step Fourier Simulation of Polarized Optical Signal Propoagation through Signal Mode Optical Fiber,” pp. 289-292, Proceedings of 2014 IEEE/EAI Chinacom (9th International Conference on Communications and Networking in China).   

[25]      Q. Zhang, G. Namburu, S. Karri, and P. V. Mamyshev, “Optimization of transceiver signal clipping in polarization multiplexing QPSK (PM-QPSK) systems with Nyquist signals,” pp. 517-518, Proceedings of 2013 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC).   

[26]      Qun Zhang ; Shrestha, S. ; Rashid, R. ; Karri, S. ; Khaliq, M., “An efficient split-step optical fiber simulation package with global simulation accuracy control,” pp. 158-164, Proceedings 2013 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC).  

[27]      Q. Zhang, C. Huang and A. Rahman, “Performance Optimization for 44 Gb/s Return-to-Zero Partial DPSK Transceiver with Pre-Emphasized Electrical Signal Driving Path,” pp. 245-249, Proceedings of 2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC).  

[28]      Q. Zhang et. al., “A Parallel Algorithm for Digital Post Compensation in Optical Fiber Communications,” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Photonics and Optoelectronics (SOPO 2011), May 2011.  

[29]      N. Ahmed, M. I. Hayee and Q. Zhang, “Electronic post-compensation of fiber nonlinearity for 40 Gb/s WDM systems,” OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, No. 2, Vol. 7, pp 456-462, 2010. 

[30]      C. Ma, Q. Zhang, and E. V. Keuren, “Direct Integration of Nanoscale Conventional and Slot Waveguides,” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, in press, Vol. 10, 1-4, 2010. 

[31]      Q. Zhang, C. R. Menyuk, R. Bajracharya, M. I. Hayee, H.-W. Huang, and A. Miner, “On the Gaussian approximation and margin measurements for optical DPSK systems with balanced detection,” IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 1752-1760, Jun. 2010.

[32]      C. Ma, S. Qi, Q. Zhang and E. V. Keuren, "High efficiency right-angle bending structures in continuous slot waveguides," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11 (2009) 105702.. 

[33]      Q. Zhang, C. R. Menyuk, M. I. Hayee, C. Tavva, H.-W. Huang, R. Nair and M. Khaliq, “Computation step-size study in digital post-compensation of fiber optic communication systems,” Session FA4, 43rd Conference on Information Science and Systems (CISS), Baltimore, March 2009. 

[34]      Q. Zhang, M. I. Hayee, C. Ma, M. Howieson, A. Rahman, A. Miner, R. Kapadia, C. Tavva, R. Bajracharya, and H.-W. Huang, “ On the Gaussian approximation and margin measurements in optical amplifier systems,” Session FA4, 43rd Conference on Information Science and Systems (CISS), Baltimore, March 2009. 

[35]      C. Ma, Qun Zhang, and E. V. Keuren, “Modeling and confinement analysis of an asymmetric slab slot waveguide,” Elsevier Optics Communications, Vol. 282, No. 2, pp. 324–328, Jan. 2009.

[36]      C. Ma, Qun Zhang, and E. V. Keuren, “Right-angle slot waveguide bends with high bend efficiency, ” OSA Optics Express, Vol. 16, No. 19, pp. 14330 – 14334, Sept. 2008.

[37]      Q. Zhang, C. Ma, and E. Van Keuren, "Confinement analysis in symmetric and asymmetric nanoscale slab slot waveguides," in Proceedings of  Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications, (Optical Society of America, July 2008), paper IWH1.

[38]      A. Shirgurkar, Q. Zhang and M. I. Hayee, “ Performance comparison for APRZ on strongly and weakly managed dispersion maps for 40 Gb/s WDM transmission,” International Journal of Performance Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 2, April 2008. 

[39]      Q. Zhang and M. I. Hayee, "Symmetrized SSF scheme to control global simulation accuracy in fiber optic communication systems", IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology,volume 26, issue 2, pp. 302-316, January 2008

[40]      Q. Zhang, “GUI based computer modeling & design platform to promote interactive learning in fiber optic communications”, to appear, Session S3H, pp. S3H-14 to S3H-19, Proceedings of 37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conferences (FIE 2007), Milwaukee, WI, October 10 - 13, 2007

[41]      Q. Zhang and H-W Huang, “ On the use of Gaussian approximation for reliable performance evaluation in optical DPSK systems ”, Short Communications paper, International Journal of Performance Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 501-503, October 2007

[42]      Q. Zhang and C. R. Menyuk, “An exact analysis of RZ- vs. NRZ-DPSK performance in ASE noise limited high speed optical systems”, pp 242-243, Proceedings of IEEE LEOS (Laser and Electro Optics Society) Summer Topical Meetings, Portland, Oregon, July 2007.

[43]      Q. Zhang, A. Rahman, M. A. Khaliq , H-W Huang and R. Sultana, “Exact BER calculation and performance optimization for 80 Gb/s NRZ-DPSK transceiver with pre-emphasized electrical signal driving path”, pp 260-261, Proceedings of IEEE LEOS (laser and electro optics society) Summer Topical Meetings, Portland, Oregon, July 2007.

[44]      Q. Zhang and C. R. Menyuk, “A rigorous optical DPSK transceiver model and BER calculation using the KLSE method”, Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Baltimore, MD, 14-16 Mar. 2007

[45]      M. I. Hayee and Q. Zhang, “40Gbits/s metropolitan networks using power unbalanced polarization division multiplexing”, OSA Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 5, Issue 5, May 2006, pp. 340-348

[46]      J. Hu, B. S. Marks, Q. Zhang and C. R. Menyuk, “A robust shooting algorithm to model backward pumped Raman amplifiers”, OSA Journal of Optical Society of America B, Vol. 22, No. 10, Oct. 2005, pp. 2083-90

[47]      Qun Zhang and M. Imran Hayee, “An SSF scheme to achieve comparable global simulation accuracy for WDM systems”, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 17, No. 9, Sep. 2005, pp. 1869-71




Date last modified: 2020.5
Content by: qun.zhang@mnsu.edu