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Dr. Xijia Gu

Xijia Gu
BSc, MSc, PhD, PEng
416-979-5000 ext. 4151

Areas of Academic Interest

High-power fiber laser

Fiber-optic devices

Fiber-optic sensors


Year University Degree
1987 University of Waterloo PhD
1984 University of Toronto MSc
1982 Nankai University BSc

Courses Taught

Course Code Course
EE 8122 Optoelectronic Devices
ELE 202 Electric Circuit Analysis
ELE 844 Photonics
  • Nicholas Burgwin, Michael Bakaic and Xjia Gu “Optical sensor having pi-phase shifted Bragg grating and optical sensing system using same”, United States Patent Number 10,768,061, granted September 8, 2020.
  • Jiaqi Zhou and Xijia Gu, “32 nJ, 615 fs stable dissipative soliton ring cavity fiber laser with Raman scattering,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 28, No.4, pp453-456, Feb. 2016.
  • Xijia Gu, “Flat-Cladding Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors for Large Strain Amplitude Fatigue Tests”, Chapter 3 in book “Opto-Mechanical Fiber Optic Sensors”, edited by Hamid Alemohammad, 1st edition, Elsevier Jan. 2018.
  • Yi Lu and Xijia Gu, “Kilowatt peak power pulses from a passively Q-switched Yb-doped fiber laser with a smaller-core Yb-doped fiber as a saturable absorber”, IEEE Photonics Journal, Vol. 6, No.3, p1501207, June 2014
  • Lei Zhang, Chi Liu, Huawei Jiang, Yunfeng Qi, Bing He, Jun Zhou, Xijia Gu, and Yan Feng, “Kilowatt Ytterbium-Raman fiber laser,” Optical Society of America, Optics Express, Vol. 22, No.15,  pp 18483-18489, July 2014
  • Fiber Optic Communication and Sensing Laboratory
  • Member, The Optical Society
  • Member, Professional Engineers Ontario