Associate Professor Erwin H.W. Chan

BSc BE PhD SMIEEE MIEAust CPEng

Discipline Leader - Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Teaching

My teaching activities focus on communication systems

  • Optical Communication Systems
  • Communication Electronics and Photonics
  • Wireless Communication Systems
  • Electromagnetics and Communication Technology
  • C Programming

Research interests

My general research interests lie in the areas of optical signal processing and telecommunications. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Microwave photonics
  • Optical Telecommunications
  • Optical Signal Processing
  • Fibre-optic sensors

Membership of professional organisations

Journals articles (since 2010)

  • T. A. Nguyen, E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Photonic instantaneous multiple frequency measurement using a frequency shifting recirculating delay line structure”, IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol., Special Issue on Microwave Photonics, vol. 32, no. 20, pp. 3831-3838, 2014.
  • A. Altaqui, E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Microwave photonic mixer with high spurious-free dynamic range”, App. Opt., vol. 53, no. 17, pp. 5687-5695, 2014.
  • E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “All-optical frequency shifter based on stimulated Brillouin scattering in an optical fiber”, IEEE Photon. J., vol. 6, no. 2, 6600210, 2014.
  • T. A. Nguyen, E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Instantaneous high-resolution multiple frequency measurement system based on frequency-to-time mapping technique”, Opt. Lett., vol. 39, no. 8, pp. 2419-2422, 2014.
  • E. H. W. Chan, “Microwave photonic phase shifter based on a nonreciprocal optical phase shifter inside a Sagnac interferometer”, Opt. Comm., vol. 324, pp. 127-133, 2014.
  • E. H. W. Chan, “Microwave photonic mixer based on a single bidirectional Mach Zehnder modulator”, App. Opt., vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 1306-1314, 2014.
  • M. Pagani, E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “A study of the linearity performance of a stimulated Brillouin scattering based microwave photonic bandpass filter”, IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 999-1005, 2014.
  • X. Wang, E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Optical-to-RF phase shift conversion based microwave photonic phase shifter using a fiber Bragg grating”, Opt. Lett., vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 142-145, 2014.
  • T. A. Nguyen, E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Photonic radio frequency memory using frequency shifting recirculating delay line structure”, IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 99-106, 2014.
  • E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “High conversion efficiency microwave photonic mixer based on stimulated Brillouin scattering carrier suppression technique”, Opt. Lett., vol. 38, no. 24, pp. 5292-5295, 2013.
  • E. H. W. Chan, “Noise investigation of a large free spectral range high-resolution microwave photonic signal processor”, IEEE Photon. J., vol. 5, no. 6, 5502109, 2013.
  • X. Wang, E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “All-optical photonic microwave phase shifter based on an optical filter with a nonlinear phase response”, IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 31, no. 20, pp. 3323-3330, 2013.
  • R. A. Minasian, E. H. W. Chan and X. Yi, “Microwave photonic signal processing”, Invited Paper, Opt. Exp., vol. 21, no. 19, pp. 22918-22936, 2013.
  • X. Wang, E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Multiple-wavelength Sagnac loop based microwave photonic notch filter with low group delay ripple”, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett., vol. 55, no. 12, pp. 2938-2942, 2013.
  • E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Microwave photonic downconversion using phase modulators in a Sagnac loop interferometer”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Special Issue on Optical Modulators — Technologies and Applications, vol. 19, no. 6, 3500208, 2013.
  • E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Single sideband suppressed carrier modulator based frequency shifting recirculating delay line microwave photonic filter”, Optics and Laser Technology, vol. 45, pp. 160-167, 2013.
  • E. H. W. Chan, W. Zhang and R. A. Minasian, “Photonic RF phase shifter based on optical carrier and RF modulation sidebands amplitude and phase control”, IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 30, no. 23, pp. 3672-3678, 2012.
  • E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Microwave photonic downconverter with high conversion efficiency”, IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 30, no. 23, pp. 3580-3585, 2012.
  • T. A. Nguyen, E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “A new technique for 100-fold increase in the FSR of optical recirculating delay line filters using a time compression unit”, Opt. Exp., vol. 20, no. 21, pp. 23570-23581, 2012.
  • E. H. W. Chan, “Tunable coherence-free microwave photonic bandpass filter based on double cross gain modulation technique”, Opt. Exp., vol. 20, no. 21, pp. 22987-22996, 2012.
  • E. H. W. Chan, “New equivalent continuously tunable high-resolution microwave photonic bandpass filter”, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett., vol. 54, no. 11, pp. 2584-2587, 2012.
  • E. H. W. Chan, “Robust and environmental insensitive fiber optic Sagnac interferometer for microwave photonic applications”, App. Opt., vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 2075-2080, 2012.
  • E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “High-resolution tunable RF/microwave photonic notch filter with low-noise performance”, IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 29, no. 21, pp. 3304-3309, 2011.
  • E. H. W. Chan, “High-order infinite impulse response microwave photonic filters”, IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 1775-1782, 2011.
  • E. H. W. Chan, “Cascaded multiple infinite impulse response optical delay line signal processor without coherent interference”, IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 29, no. 9, pp. 1401-1406, 2011.
  • E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Multiple-tap, tuneable microwave photonic interference mitigation filter”, IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 1069-1076, 2011.
  • C. Pulikkaseril, E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “High-Q frequency shifting recirculating delay line bandpass photonic filter”, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett., vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 1284-1286, 2011.
  • E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Tunable microwave photonic bandpass filter with high-resolution coherence-free operation”, IEE Electron. Lett., vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 113-115, 2011.
  • E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Microwave photonic signal processing without coherent interference limitations”, International Journal of Microwave and Optical Technology, Special Issue, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 445-454, 2010.
  • X. Wang, E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Microwave photonic notch filter based on a dual-Sagnac loop structure”, App. Opt., vol. 49, no. 33, pp. 6546-6551, 2010.
  • E. H. W. Chan, “Suppression of phase-induced intensity noise in fibre optic delay line signal processors using an optical phase modulation technique”, Opt. Exp., vol. 18, no. 21, pp. 21573-21584, 2010.
  • E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Coherence-free equivalent negative tap microwave photonic notch filter based on delayed self-wavelength conversion”, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., Special Issue on Microwave Photonics, vol. 58, no. 31, pp. 3199-3205, 2010.
  • E. H. W. Chan, “Continuously tuneable, equivalent multiple-tap negative-tap microwave photonic notch filter”, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett., vol. 52, no. 9, pp. 1923-1926, 2010.
  • E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Coherence-free high-resolution RF/microwave photonic bandpass filter with high skirt selectivity and high stopband attenuation”, IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 28, no. 11, pp. 1646-1651, 2010.
  • C. Pulikkaseril, E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Coherence-free microwave photonic bandpass filter using a frequency-shifting recirculating delay line”, IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 262-269, 2010.

Refereed conference papers (since 2010)

  • A. Altaqui, E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Wideband microwave photonic downconverters with high dynamic range and high conversion efficiency”, Invited Paper, 16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2014), Accepted, Graz, Austria, 2014.
  • R. A. Minasian, E. H. W. Chan and X. Yi, “Advances in optoelectronic approaches for wideband and programmable processing of ultrafast signals”, Invited Paper, 6th International Conference on Advanced Optoelectronics and Lasers (CAOL’2013), pp. 7-9, Crimea, Ukraine, 2013.
  • E. H. W. Chan, X. Wang and R. A. Minasian, “Broadband photonic microwave phase shifters with amplitude and phase controls”, 21st International Conference on Applied Electromagnetics and Communications (ICECom 2013), pp. 1-4, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2013.
  • R. A. Minasian, E. H. W. Chan and X. Yi, “Progress in high-speed and adaptive microwave photonic signal processing”, Invited Paper, 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2013), pp. 1-4, Cartagena, Spain, 2013.
  • R. A. Minasian, E. H. W. Chan and X. Yi, “Advances in ultra-wideband and adaptive microwave photonic signal processors”, Invited Paper, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2013), pp. 853-857, Budapest, Hungary, 2013.
  • R. A. Minasian, X. Yi, E. H. W. Chan, T. X. H. Huang and W. Zhang, “Microwave photonic signal processing”, Invited Paper, IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP 2011), pp. 381-384, Singapore, 2011.
  • E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “High-resolution low-noise microwave photonic interference mitigation filter”, 13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2011), pp. 1-4, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011.
  • E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “High-resolution microwave photonic notch filter with low-noise and low group delay ripple performance”, URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (URSIGASS 2011), pp. 1-4, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011.
  • X. Wang, E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Microwave photonic signal processing with multiple Sagnac loop structures”, Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2011), pp. 427, Marrakech, Morocco, 2011.
  • R. A. Minasian, E. H. W. Chan and X. Yi, “Photonic signal processing of microwave signals”, Invited Paper, Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT 2010), pp. 1-4, Melbourne, Australia, 2010.
  • R. A. Minasian, X. Yi and E. H. W. Chan, “Microwave photonic filters”, Invited Paper, Photonics Global Conference (PGC 2010), pp. 1-4, Singapore, 2010.
  • E. H. W. Chan and R. A. Minasian, “Tuneable high-Q microwave photonic bandpass filter without coherent interference limitations”, European Microwave Conference (EuMC 2010), pp. 1373-1376, Paris, France, 2010.

Current research students

Mr Hao Chen, Doctor of Philosophy candidate.

Mr Albert Chirappanath, Doctor of Philosophy candidate.

Recent postgraduate completions

Mr Ali Altaqui, Microwave photonic mixer, 2015.

Dr Tuan Anh Nguyen, Microwave photonic signal processing utilising recirculating delay line structure, 2014.

Dr Xudong Wang, Microwave photonic signal processing, 2013.

Dr Cibby Babu Pulikkaseril, Frequency-shifting recirculating delay line photonic signal processing, 2009.

Contacts

T: +61 8 8946 6354
E: erwin.chan@cdu.edu.au
F: +61 8 8946 6680

School of Engineering and Information Technology
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Charles Darwin University
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