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LAU Pak-tao Alan

BASc, MASc, PhD.
Professor

Room: CF610
Personal webpage : https://www.alanptlau.org

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Biography

Dr. Alan Pak Tao Lau obtained the B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science (Electrical Option) and M.A.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2003 and 2004 respectively. He worked on source coding techniques for wireless communication systems utilizing multiuser diversity for his masters’ thesis research. He then obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 2008. He is the recipient of numerous government awards during his post-graduate study at Stanford University. He also worked at NEC Labs America in 2006 as a research associate in the Optical Networking Division. His current research interests include system designs and signal processing techniques for coherent fiber-optic communication systems and multi-mode fiber communication systems. He joined the Electrical Engineering Department at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2008.


He is a member of IEEE and OSA and serves as a reviewer for numerous journals including OSA Optics Express, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and Transactions on Communications.


Dr. Lau is currently looking for M.Phil., Ph.D. students as well as post-doctoral researchers to perform research in fiber-optic communications and related disciplines. Interested individuals who possess a background in photonics, fiber-optic communications, signal processing and even wireless communications are welcomed to contact Dr. Lau for further information.


Refereed Journals

2016 - 2017

1. GUI,Tao#, CHAN,Terence H., LU,C., LAU,A.P.T. and WAI,P.K.A., "Alternative Decoding Methods for Optical Communications Based on Nonlinear Fourier Transform". Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 35, No. 9, pp.1542-1550 (May 2017) ISSN 0733-8724(print), 1558-2213(electronic)

 

2. ZHONG,Kangping, ZHOU,Xian, WANG,Yiguang, WANG,Yin, ZHOU,Wenjun, CHEN,Wei, ZENG,Li, WANG,Liang, LAU,A.P.T. and LU,C., "Transmission of a 120-GBd PM-NRZ Signal Using a Monolithic Double-Side EML". IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 28, No. 20, pp.2176-2179 (Oct 2016) ISSN 1041-1135(print), 1941-0174(electronic)

 

3. ZHONG,Kangping, ZHOU,Xian, WANG,Yiguang, WANG,Liang, YUAN,Jinhui, YU,Changyuan, LAU,A.P.T. and LU,C., "Experimental demonstration of 608Gbit/s short reach transmission employing half-cycle 16QAM Nyquist-SCM signal and direct detection with 25Gbps EML". Optics Express, Vol. 24, No. 22, pp.25057 (Oct 2016) ISSN 1094-4087(electronic)

 

4. KHAN,Faisal Nadeem, ZHONG,Kangping, AL-ARASHI,Waled Hussein, YU,Changyuan, LU,C. and LAU,A.P.T., "Modulation Format Identification in Coherent Receivers Using Deep Machine Learning". IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 28, No. 17, pp.1886-1889 (Sep 2016) ISSN 1041-1135(print), 1941-0174(electronic) 

 

5. WANG,Yiguang, ZHOU,Yingjun, GUI,Tao#, ZHONG,Kangping, ZHOU,Xian, WANG,Liang, LAU,A.P.T., LU,C. and CHI,Nan, "Efficient MMSE-SQRD-Based MIMO Decoder for SEFDM-Based 2.4-Gb/s-Spectrum-Compressed WDM VLC System". IEEE Photonics Journal, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp.1-9 (Aug 2016) ISSN 1943-0655(electronic)

 

6. KHAN,Faisal Nadeem, LU,C. and LAU,A.P.T., "Joint modulation format/bit-rate classification and signal-to-noise ratio estimation in multipath fading channels using deep machine learning". Electronics Letters, Vol. 52, No. 14, pp.1272-1274 (Jul 2016) ISSN 0013-5194(print), 1350-911X(electronic)

 

7. ZHOU,Xian, ZHONG,Kangping, HUO,Jiahao, GAO,Lei, WANG,Yiguang, WANG,Liang, YANG,Yanfu, YUAN,Jinhui, LONG,Keping, ZENG,Li, LAU,A.P.T. and LU,C., "112 Gb/s transmission over 80 km SSMF using PDM-PAM4 and coherent detection without optical amplifier". Optics Express, Vol. 24, No. 15, pp.17359 (Jul 2016) ISSN 1094-4087(electronic)

 

Invited Conference Papers

2016 - 2017

 

1. GUI,Tao#, LO,Shun Ka#, ZHOU,Xian, LU,C., LAU,A.P.T. and WAI,P.K.A., "4 bits/symbol Phase and Amplitude Modulation on a Single Discrete Eigenvalue for Nonlinear Fourier Transform based Transmissions". Optical Fiber Communication Conference 2017 (OFC), Los Angeles, California, USA, 19 – 23 March, 2017, OSA, Washington, D.C. (Mar 2017) ISBN 978-1-943580-23-1(print) (OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2017), paper Th2A.58)

 

2. ZHONG,Kangping, ZHOU,Xian, WANG,Yiguang, GUI,Tao#, YANG,Yanfu, YUAN,Jinhui, WANG,Liang, CHEN,Wei, ZHANG,hongyu, MAN,jiangwei, ZENG,Li, YU,Changyuan, LAU,A.P.T. and LU,C., "Recent Advances in Short Reach Systems". Optical Fiber Communication Conference 2017 (OFC), Los Angeles, California, USA, 19 – 23 March, 2017, OSA, Washington, D.C. (Mar 2017) ISBN 978-1-943580-23-1(print) (OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2017), paper Tu2D.7)

 

3. HUO,Jiahao, ZHOU,Xian, ZHONG,Kangping, GUI,Tao#, WANG,Yiguang, WANG,Liang, YUAN,Jinhui, ZHANG,hongyu, LONG,Keping, YU,Changyuan, LAU,A.P.T. and LU,C., "50-Gb/s PDM-DMT-SSB Transmission over 40km SSMF using a Single Photodetector in C-band". Optical Fiber Communication Conference 2017 (OFC), Los Angeles, California, USA, 19-23 March, 2017, OSA, Washington, D.C. (Mar 2017) ISBN 978-1-943580-23-1(print)  (OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2017), paper Tu3D.3)

 

4. ZHONG,Kangping, ZHOU,Xian, WANG,Yiguang, HUO,Jiahao, ZHANG,hongyu, ZENG,Li, YU,Changyuan, LAU,A.P.T. and LU,C., "Amplifier-Less Transmission of 56Gbit/s PAM4 over 60km Using 25Gbps EML and APD". Optical Fiber Communication Conference 2017 (OFC), Los Angeles, California, USA, 19–23 March, 2017, OSA, Washington, D.C. (Mar 2017) ISBN 978-1-943580-23-1(print) (OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2017), paper Tu2D.1)

 

5. GUI,Tao#, DONG,Zhenhua#, ZHONG,Kangping, LU,C., WAI,P.K.A. and LAU,A.P.T., "Nonlinear Fiber-Optic Communications Using Nonlinear Frequency Division Multiplexing". Asia Communications and Photonics Conference 2016, Wuhan, China, 2–5 November, 2016, OSA, Washington, D.C. (Nov 2016) ISBN 978-0-9600380-0-8(print) (OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2016), paper ATh2D.4)

 

6. ZHONG,Kangping, ZHOU,Xian, WANG,Yiguang, YU,Changyuan, LAU,A.P.T. and LU,C., "Recent Advances for High Speed Data Center Inter-connects". Asia Communications and Photonics Conference 2016, Wuhan, China, 2–5 November, 2016, OSA, Washington, D.C. (Nov 2016) ISBN 978-0-9600380-0-8(print) (OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2016), paper AS1B.4)

 

7. ZHONG,Kangping, ZHOU,Xian, YU,Changyuan, LAU,A.P.T. and LU,C., "Advanced DSP for Optical Coherent Communications". Optoelectronics Global Conference 2016 (OGC), Shenzhen, China, 5-7 September, 2016 (Sep 2016)

 

8. ZHONG,Kangping, ZHOU,Xian, YU,Changyuan, LAU,A.P.T. and LU,C., "DSP for high speed short reach transmission systems". 2016 Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS), Shanghai, China, 08-11 August, 2016, IEEE, pp.4874-4874 (Aug 2016) ISBN 978-1-5090-6093-1(electronic)

 

9. ZHONG,Kangping, ZHOU,Xian, WANG,Yiguang, YANG,yanfu, YUAN,Jinhui, WANG,Liang, LAU,A.P.T. and LU,C., "High Speed Short-reach Transmission Systems Enabled by DSP". Advanced Photonics 2016 (IPR, NOMA, Sensors, Networks, SPPCom, SOF), Vancouver, Canada, 18-21 July, 2016, OSA, Washington, D.C. (Jul 2016) ISBN 978-1-943580-14-9(print) (OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2016), paper SpM2E.1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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