Guang-Hua Duan

Paris-Saclay, France
Department Head


B.E. degree, Xidian University, Xi'an, China, 1983
M.E. Applied Physics, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Telecom-ParisTech), 1987
Doctorate, Applied Physics, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Telecom-ParisTech), 1991


Guang-Hua Duan received the B. E. degree in 1983 from Xidian University, Xi'an, China, the M. E. and Doctorate degrees in 1987 and 1991 respectively, both from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Telecom-ParisTech), France, all in applied physics. He was habilitated to direct research by Université de Paris-Sud in 1995.

He is now the Head of the Department “Heterogeneous Photonics Research” within Bell Labs, and the leader of the Group "Silicon Photonics" within III-V Lab, which is a joint Joint laboratory of Bell Labs France, Thales Research and Technology and CEA Leti. He is author or co-author of more than 100 journal papers, 200 conference papers, 20 patents and a contributor to 3 book chapters. He is a Guest Professor in Ecole Supérieure d’Elecricité, and Ecole Supérieure d’Optique, giving lectures in the fields of electromagnetism, optoelectronics and laser physics.

Previously, he was a post-doctoral fellow supported by both Alcatel Alsthom Research and Telecom-ParisTech from 1991 to 1992. At that time, he was first an assistant, then an Associate Professor at Telecom-ParisTech from 1992 to 2000. He was with the University of Maryland as a Visiting Associate Professor from 1998 to 1999. He joined Opto+, Alcatel Research & Innovation Center in Marcoussis on October 2000.

Guang-Hua DUAN is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Vice President of the IEEE Photonics Society France Chapter. He has been involved in the Technical Program Committee of several major conferences such as ECOC, OFC, IPRM, GFP, ACP, SPIE Photonics West, Photonics Europe and Photonics North.

Research Interests

  • Optical Devices

Professional Activities

Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Vice President of the IEEE Photonics Society, France Chapter

He has been a member of the Technical Program Committee of several major conferences, including: ECOC, OFC, IPRM, GFP, ACP, SPIE Photonics West, Photonics Europe and Photonics North.

Selected Articles and Publications

Enhanced modulation bandwidth of heterogeneously integrated III–V-on-silicon DFB laser for 40 Gb/s NRZ-OOK direct modulation

Transmission over 50km at 10Gbs/s with a hybrid III-V on silicon electro-absorption modulator with integrated tunable laser

Packaging of Photonic Integrated Circuit Based High-Speed Coherent Transmitter Module

Small-form factor Reflective Integrated Silicon-based Slot-Blocker

Compact Monolithic Integrated Reflective polarization diversity SOI-based fast Slot-Blocker for reconfigurable 128 Gb/s and 256 Gb/s optical networks

28 Gb/s direct modulation heterogeneously integrated C-band InP/SOI DFB laser

Hybrid III-V/Silicon SOA in Optical Network Based on Advanced Modulation Formats: A Feasibility Study

Direct Modulation of Hybrid Integrated InP/Si Transmitters for short and long reach access network

1.7 kHz RF linewidth III-V-on-silicon mode-locked laser

Hybrid III-V/Silicon SOA for Photonic Integrated Circuits

Monolithic Integrated Silicon-based Slot-Blocker for Packet-Switched Network

Hybrid III-V/Silicon Tunable Laser Directly Modulated at 10GBit/s for Access Networks

12x21.4 Gbit/s hybrid Vernier tunable silicon laser with enhanced direct modulation bandwidth

Silicon Photonic Devices and Integrated Circuits

Hybrid III-V/Silicon Lasers

Hybrid III-V on Silicon lasers for photonic integrated circuits on Silicon

Hybrid III-V on Silicon lasers for photonic integrated circuits on Silicon

Next generation of Packet Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer nodes based on electrically-controlled hybrid III-V/silicon optical gate array

Toward next generation of long-reach 6x10 Gbit/s WDM/TDM Access Network based on directly modulated hybrid silicon lasers

A Vision for Thermally Integrated Photonics Systems

Hybrid silicon optical gate for packet-switched network

A wavelength selectable hybrid III-V/Si laser fabricated by wafer bonding

III-V on Silicon Hybrid tunable lasers

III-V on Silicon Transmitters

Directly modulated and fully tunable hybrid silicon lasers for next generation of coherent colorless ONU

10 Gb/s Integrated Tunable Hybrid III-V/Si Laser and Silicon Mach-Zehnder Modulator

Coherent Colorless ONU with Fully Tunable Hybrid III-V/Silicon Lasers allowing 100 Gb/s Flexible WDM/TDM Access Network

Widely Wavelength Tunable Hybrid III-V/Silicon Laser with 45 nm Tuning Range Fabricated Using a Wafer Bonding Technique

Integrated Hybrid III-V/Si Laser and Transmitter

Multi-Functional R-EAM-SOA for 10-Gb/s WDM Access

Laser sources on a heterogeneous III–V/silicon platform

All-Optical Clock Recovery Using a Quantum-Dash Fabry-Pérot Laser

Hybrid III-V/Si widely tunable laser made by wafer bonding

Hybrid wavelength tunable III-V lasers on Silicon

Hybrid III-V on Silicon lasers for photonic integrated circuits on Silicon

Books and Chapters

  1. G.-H. Duan, "Semiconductor lasers and amplifiers in optical switching", Chapter 10, in the book entitled "Semiconductor Lasers: Past, Present and Future", edited by G. P. Agrawal, published by American Institute of Physics Press, 1995.

  2. G.-H. Duan and H. Debrégeas, “Lasers à semi-conducteurs pour les applications en télécommunications optiques, Chapter in the book entitled «Le laser et ses applications : 50 ans après son invention (Collection Télécoms)", edited by Pascal BESNARD and Noël FAVENNEC, Hermes Science, 2010.

  3. G. de Valicourt, R. Brenot, F. Van Dijk and G-H. Duan, “Optical Transmitters for Low-cost Broadband Transport”, Chapter 7 in “Next generation wireless communications using radio over fiber (The FUTON project)” edited by Nathan J. Gomes, Paulo P. Monteiro, Atílio Gameiro, J. Wiley, 2012.

  4. P. Dong, G.-H. Duan, Y. K. Chen and D. Nielson “Merits and Potential Impact of Silicon Photonics", Chapter in the book "Silicon Photonics III, Systems and Applications", edited by Lorenzo Pavesi and David J. Lockwood, springer, 2015.