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    • The Aston Lab for Intelligent Collectives Engineering , Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom


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    Research Interests

    My research covers photonic technology areas including optical fibre devices, sensors and system integration, optical communication, optical fibre Bragg grating, micro/nano photonic devices, biophotonic, label-free biosensor, chemsensor, optical waveguide theory, fibre laser, semiconductor laser, ultrafast fast laser and micromachining. With a strongly application-oriented research and close collaboration with industries like BAe, Airbus and SMEs, I have been the investigator or principle researcher on a number of large research and development programmes, including InnovateUK projects and ERDF projects. The research output has been outstanding with 200 publications, 2409 citations and google H-index of 29


    • Tilted fibre grating technologies
    • Femtosecond laser micro-machining of optical fibre for photonic and microfluidic devices
    • Innovative exploitation of label-free biosensor for fast, sensitive and real-time detection of DNA.
    • In-fibre polariser fibre using 45 tilted fibre Bragg grating.

    Research Projects/Collaborations


    • Manufacturing techniques based on intelligent control systems and sensors, £197K,  2017-2019

    Innovate UK, collaborative research programme with Branscan Ltd, Warburton Ltd

    • Distributed UV and Near Infra-Red Fluorescence sensing system for real time monitoring of food quality and contamination and process control £184K          2014-2016

    Innovate UK , collaborative research programme with Branscan Ltd, Warburton Ltd, ArdenPhotonic                                            

    • Fuel System Integrated Research optical technologies for fuel tank sensing, £220K,                                                          2015-2017

    Innovate UK Collaborative research programme with Airbus.

    • KTP with Optimec Ltd, £120K                                                             2013-2015
    • KTP with Gasdata Ltd, £126K                                                              2013-2015


    European Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

    • Fibre-Optic Multi-parametric BIochemical Sensing Technology €180K                                                                                      2015-2017

    ERDF projects (as researcher)

    • Fibre laser and sensors phase ~£1.1 million                      2009-2012
    • Fibre laser and sensor phase 2  ~£1.2 million                   2012-2015 
    • Innovate products service and support ~300k                    2016-2019


    International Collaboration and others

    • Ultrafast laser micromachining of semiconductor materials £20K                                                                                              2013-2014

    Royal Academy of Engineering, international collaboration  

    •  Supplying of 45◦ tilted fibre Bragg grating, Electro-optics Technology, Inc $6K                                                                                 2010

    Industrial consultancy, International collaboration

     High extinct ratio polarised fiber $150K       2006-2008

    European Office of Aerospace Research & Development , international collaboration and partners include US air force research laboratory, Leiki Ltd

    •  Highly side-mode-suppressed fibre Bragg grating external cavity semiconductor laser CNY100K                                 1999-2000

    Institute Director Fund RMB


    Contact Details

    Phone number: 0121 204 3504 
    Room number: NW313

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    Research Output

    High-throughput imaging surface plasmon resonance biosensing based on ultrafast two-point spectral-dip tracking scheme

    Zeng, Y., Wang, X., Zhou, J., Miyan, R., Qu, J., Ho, H. P., Zhou, K., Gao, B. Z., Chen, J. & Shao, Y., 26 Jun 2020, In : Optics Express. 28, 14, p. 20624-20633 10 p.

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    Open Access
  • In-Fiber Dispersion Compensated Polarizer and Mode-Locked Fiber Laser Application

    Hu, J., Xing, Z., Zou, M., Liu, B., Guo, X., Fang, F., Sun, Y., Sun, Q., Yan, Z., Zhou, K., Liu, D. & Zhang, L., 1 May 2020, In : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 32, 9, p. 510-513 4 p., 9037255.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Multi-Shuttle Behavior between Dissipative Solitons and Noise-Like Pulses in an All-Fiber Laser

    Cheng, X., Huang, Q., Huang, Z., Song, Q., Zou, C., Zhao, L., Mou, C., Yan, Z., Zhou, K. & Zhang, L., 15 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 38, 8, p. 2471-2476 6 p., 8993728.

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  • Phase interrogation SPR sensing based on white light polarized interference for wide dynamic detection range

    Zeng, Y., Wang, X., Zhou, J., Miyan, R., Qu, J., Ho, H., Zhou, K., Gao, B. Z. & Shao, Y., 24 Jan 2020, In : Optics Express. 28, 3, p. 3442-3450 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Polarization dependent cladding modes coupling and spectral analyses of excessively tilted fiber grating

    Shen, F., Zhou, K., Wang, C., Jiang, H., Peng, D., Xia, H., Xie, K. & Zhang, L., 6 Jan 2020, In : Optics Express. 28, 2, p. 1076-1083 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access