Research Seminar – IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Microwave Lecture – Microwave Photonics

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts will host an IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Microwave Lecture – Microwave Photonics, given by Professor Jianping Yao from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and this will take place in KBSX1, Kent Business School Extension from 2 pm to 3 pm, on Monday, 14th October 2013.

Professor Yao is Research Chair in Microwave Photonics, University of Ottawa. He serves as an IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer and is a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Optical Society of America, and the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Microwave photonics is an area that studies the interaction between microwave and optical waves for the generation, distribution, control and processing of microwave signals by means of photonics. There are numerous applications of microwave photonics, such as optically controlled phased array antennas, fiber-fed wireless communication systems, radar, sensors, warfare systems, and instrumentation. In this lecture, an introduction to microwave photonics will be presented, then different topics of microwave photonics will be discussed, including, Photonic true time beamforming, Photonic processing of microwave signals, Photonic generation of microwave signals and arbitrary microwave waveforms, Radio over fiber, and Photonic analog-to-digital conversion. Challenges in implementing microwave photonics system and future research directions will also be discussed. Dr Chao Wang from EDA will chair the seminar.

All members of academic, technical and administrative staff are welcome to the seminar. RAs and postgraduates (PhD candidates and MSc students) are particularly encouraged to attend the event. For any further enquiries, please contact Dr Chao Wang (