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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    1992 …2020

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    Personal profile

    General

    I joined the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (previous Photonics Research Group) in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Aston University in 1994, and was appointed to a Lecturer in 2001 and a Professor in 2005. During my 25 years at Aston University, I have been mainly researching in the area of advanced fibre grating technology and applications and published over 450 papers in the peer-review journals and international conferences. 

    Research Interests

    • Fibre and guidewave optics
    • Interferometric optics
    • Fibre grating devices and applications 
    • Fibre lasers
    • Optical sensors and sensing technologies
    • Femtosecond laser technology
    • Micro/nano photonic structures and devices
    • Biophotonics

    Teaching Activity

    • First Year Undergraduate Module on Physical Principles and Electric Circuits 
    • Final Year Undergraduate Module on Optoelectronics
    • Supervising Final Year and MSc projects

    Employment

    • 2005 – to date: Professor of Photonics, School of Engineering & Applied Science,  Aston University. 
    • 2001 – 2005: Lecturer, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University. 
    • 1997 – 2001: Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University. 
    • 1994 – 1997: Research Fellow, Photonics Research Group, Aston University
    • 1990 – 1994: Postdoc Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Sussex University
    • 1979 – 1986: Lecturer, Physics Department, Suzhou University, China

    Qualifications

    • BA in Physics, Suzhou University, China, 1978
    • PhD in Physics, Sussex University, UK, 1990

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    IoP, IET, OSA, IEEE

    Contact Details

    Phone number: 0121 204 3548
    Email: l.zhang@aston.ac.uk
    Room number: NW312

    Keywords

    • QC Physics

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    Research Output

    Noninvasive Monitoring of Vital Signs Based on Highly Sensitive Fiber Optic Mattress

    Wang, S., Ni, X., Li, L., Wang, J., Liu, Q., Yan, Z., Zhang, L. & Sun, Q., 17 Feb 2020, In : IEEE Sensors Journal.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Orientation-dependent optic-fiber accelerometer based on excessively tilted fiber grating

    Xie, L., Luo, B., Zhao, M., Deng, O., Liu, E., Liu, P., Wang, Y. & Zhang, L., 1 Jan 2020, In : Optics Letters. 45, 1, p. 125-128 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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

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  • 23 MHz widely wavelength-tunable L-band dissipative soliton from an all-fiber Er-doped laser

    Huang, Q., Zou, C., Mou, C., Guo, X., Yan, Z., Zhou, K. & Zhang, L., 8 Jul 2019, In : Optics Express. 27, 14, p. 20028-20036 9 p.

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  • 2D bending (curvature) recognition based on a combination of a TFBG and an orthogonal TFBG pair

    Bao, W., Wang, C., Wang, Y., Sahoo, N. & Zhang, L., 21 Jun 2019, In : Applied Physics Express. 12, 7, 072009.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Thesis

    Advanced fibre gratings fabricated in standard and infrared glass fibres by ultraviolet and near-infrared-femtosecond lasers

    Author: Suo, R., Sep 2009

    Supervisor: Zhang, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Advanced optical fibre gratings for nano-structural characterisation and biosensing applications

    Author: Badmos, A., 7 Mar 2017

    Supervisor: Zhang, L. (Supervisor) & Zhou, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Advanced tilted fiber gratings and their applications

    Author: Yan, Z., 30 Oct 2013

    Supervisor: Zhang, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Advanced UV inscribed fibre grating structures and applications in optical sensing and laser systems

    Author: Saffari, P., 2011

    Supervisor: Zhang, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Design and fabrication of advanced fibre gratings and their applications to sensing instrumentations and telecommunications

    Author: Gwandu, B., 2003

    Supervisor: Zhang, L. (Supervisor) & Bennion, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Activities

    • 2 Participation in conference

    International Conference on Optic Fiber Communications (OFC 2012

    Lin Zhang (Member of programme committee)
    4 Mar 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    International Conference on Optical Fiber Communications (OFC-2011)

    Lin Zhang (Member of programme committee)
    1 Mar 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference