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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 1992 2019

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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ultrahigh frequencies
solitary waves
fibers
wavelengths
lasers

2D bending (curvature) recognition based on 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

Fiber Bragg gratings
Bragg gratings
curvature
fibers
Sensors

A Simple All-Fiber Solc Filter Based on 45-Tilted Fiber Gratings

Xing, Z., Guo, X., Qin, H., Zhang, W., Sun, Q., Zhou, K., Yan, Z., Liu, D. & Zhang, L., 15 Oct 2019, In : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 31, 20, p. 1631-1634 4 p., 8825983.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Polarization-maintaining fiber
gratings
filters
fibers
Fibers

Black phosphorus based fiber optic biosensor for ultrasensitive cancer diagnosis

Zhou, L., Liu, C., Sun, Z., Mao, H., Zhang, L., Yu, X., Zhao, J. & Chen, X., 15 Jul 2019, In : Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 137, p. 140-147 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biosensing Techniques
Biosensors
Phosphorus
Fiber optics
Phosphopyruvate Hydratase

Compact linear polarization spectrometer based on radiation mode shaped in-fiber diffraction grating

Qin, H., He, Q., Moreno, Y., Xing, Z., Guo, X., Yan, Z., Sun, Q., Zhou, K., Liu, D. & Zhang, L., 30 Sep 2019, In : Optics Letters.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gratings (spectra)
linear polarization
spectrometers
fibers
radiation

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 2011 2012

  • 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