Electronic Engineering Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Prof. H.K. Tsang


Professor Hon Ki TSANG named 2019 IEEE Fellow

Prof. Hon Ki TSANG, from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for “Contributions to Nonlinear silicon photonics and Advanced Waveguide Grating Couplers”. Prof Tsang has made fundamental contributions to advance the scientific understanding and the technology of silicon photonics. Silicon photonics is emerging as the main technology platform for high capacity optical interconnects in Data Centers, and enables the continued growth of internet data traffic in the era of Big Data, and the rise of the global internet economy.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Professor Hon Ki Tsang is recognized for his pioneering scientific contributions in the field of nonlinear silicon photonics. In 2000-2005 he carried out the first experimental investigations of nonlinear optical effects in silicon optical waveguides and published some of the first scientific papers describing two photon absorption, free carrier absorption, self-phase modulation, stimulated Raman amplification and four wave mixing in silicon waveguides. The award also recognizes Prof Tsang’s contributions in Advanced Waveguide Grating Couplers which enable efficient coupling of light to the sub-micron sized silicon waveguides from optical fibers.

Prof. Hon Ki TSANG received the Bachelors of Arts (Honours) from University of Cambridge in 1987 and PhD from University of Cambridge in 1991. He joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1993. He received the Vice-Chancellor’s Outstanding Researcher Award for his work on nonlinear silicon photonics in 2007, and became an Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering in 2017. He is also a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) and a recipient of the Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (second class) in Natural Sciences from Ministry of Education of China in 2014. He is a Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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