The UCSI University, Faculty of Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Department, has hosted a Technical Talk : Fiber-Based Devices and Their Applications on the 25th of June 2018. The invited speaker was Professor Perry Shum from School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. This technical talk was also in collaboration with IEEE Photonics Society Singapore Chapter, IEEE Robotics and Automation Malaysia Chapter and IET UCSI University On Campus.
Prof Perry Shum received his PhD degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1995. In 1999, he joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NTU. Since 2014, he has been appointed as the Director of Centre for Optical Fibre Technology and was the chair, committee member and international advisor of many international conferences. He was also the founding member of IEEE Photonics Society Singapore Chapter (formerly IEEE LEOS). He is currently the chairman of OSA Singapore Chapter. Prof Shum has published more than 500 journal and conference papers with his research interests being in the areas of speciality fibres and fibre-based devices. His H-index is 38. In recent few years, his publications have been cited about 500-800 times per year. He is SPIE Fellow and OSA Fellow.
Optical fiber-based devices have been widely deployed in recent years. There are many advantages of using fiber as a sensor. These include electrically-passive operation, light weight, immunity to radio frequency interference and electromagnetic interference, high sensitivity, compact size, corrosion resistance, easily multiplexing and potentially low cost. Several novel fiber-based sensors and technologies developed are presented here, including fiber Bragg grating (FBG) based sensors, photonic crystal fiber (PCF) based sensors, specialty fiber-based sensors and distributed fiber sensing systems. FBGs as instinctive sensors, are ingeniously designed as two-dimensional (2D) tilt sensors, displacement sensors, accelerometers and corrosion sensors here; PCF based evanescent field absorption sensor, PCF induced Mach-Zehnder interferometer and Fabry-Perot refractometer for temperature and refractive index sensing are presented; based on localized surface Plasmon resonant (LSPR) effect, nano-sized fiber tip with gold nanoparticles are demonstrated for live cell index bio-sensing applications.
Professor Perry Shum’s PhD student, Zhang Jing has also shared her research outputs in High-Q Silicon Microsphere Whispering Gallery Mode Resonator Fabricated by Laser-Induced In-Fiber Capillary Instability. There was more than 30 participants attended this invited talk including 6 postgraduate students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. This invited talk was very beneficial for Electrical and Electronic & Communication & Electronics students. Light refreshments was served by the end of the event.
This invited talk was arranged by Asst. Prof. Dr. John Tan Teng Hwang, Head of Department for Electrical & Electronic Engineering (representing IEEE IMS Malaysia Section).