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Mahmoud S. Rasras

Mahmoud S. Rasras

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Associate Professor - Microsystems Engineering
Phone number: + 971 (0)2 810 9529


Dr. Mahmoud Rasras is currently an Associate Professor in the Microsystems Engineering Program at Masdar Institute.  He received his PhD degree in physics from the Catholic University of Leuven/IMEC, Belgium (2000). His PhD research was focused on spectroscopic photon emission microscopy for the reliability study of VLSI CMOS-based semiconductor devices.

Prior to joining Masdar Institute, Dr. Rasras was at the Integrated Photonics Research Department at Bell Labs, where he designed components for next generation optical and microwave photonics networks. He acted as a lead designer on several programs covering a wide range of activities including the development of electro-optic silicon photonics components, multi-carrier PM-QPSK coherent receivers for Tb optical networks, ultra-narrow bandpass filters, and all-optical logic technology for high-speed network and optical encryption. He also developed a novel highly-linearized optical FM discriminator for microwave photonics applications.

Dr. Rasras authored and co-authored more than 75 journal and conference papers and holds 22 issued patents.
 

Advisor to Current Masdar Institute Students

  • Osama AL Mrayat   
  • Shaikha Omran  Alshamsi   
  • Solomon Serunjogi ( PhD)

 

  • Silicon photonics
  • Optical filters design & synthesis
  • Photonics integrated circuits (PICs) & hybrid integration platforms
  • Narrow-linewidth lasers
  • Microwave photonics
  • Opto-electronics devices
  • All-optical photonics logic technology for high-speed network and optical encryption
  • Advance optical transmission formats: PM-QPSK, OFDM, QAM…


 

  • M. S. Rasras, Y.K. Chen, K.-Y. Tu, M. P. Earnshaw, F. Pardo, M. A. Cappuzzo, E. Y. Chen, L. T. Gomez, F. b Klemens, R. Keller, C. Bolle, L. Buhl, J. M. Wyrwas, M. C. Wu, C. Middleton, and R. DeSalvo, “A Reconfigurable Linear Optical FM Discriminator,” IEEE Photonics Technology Litters, October, 2012
  • I. Kang, X. Liu, S. Chandrasekhar, M. Rasras, H. Jung, M. Cappuzzo, L.T. Gomez, Y.F. Chen, L. Buhl, S. Cabot, J. Jaques, “Energy-efficient 0.26-Tb/s coherent-optical OFDM transmission using photonic-integrated all-optical discrete Fourier transform,” Optics Express, Vol. 20 Issue 2, pp.896-904 (2012)
  • M. S. Rasras, D. M. Gill, S. S. Patel, K.Y. Tu, Y. K. Chen,  A. E. White, A. Pomerene, D. Carothers, M. J. Grove, D. K. Sparacin, J. Michel, M. Beals and L. C. Kimerling,” Demonstration of a 4th Order Pole-Zero Optical Filter Integrated Using CMOS Processes, ” IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology. Volume 48, Issue 2, Feb. 2007 Page(s):231 – 238.