|Nam Quoc NGO (N. Q. Ngo) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 1998. From July 1997 to July 2000, he was a Lecturer (or a junior Assistant Professor) at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Since July 2000, he has been with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he is presently an Associate Professor. Among his other significant research contributions, he has made two (2) pioneering contributions with global impacts to the optical signal processing field and they are summarized as follows. He is the pioneering creator of the temporal optical differentiator (OD) area. Since the publication of his pioneering optical differentiator articles, there are now (as of March 2013) some 200 optical differentiator articles (and 3 patents) on the design techniques, fabrication technologies and specific applications of a wide variety of optical differentiators. The OD area presently has a wide range of specific applications, including (a) Optical Signal Processing; (b) Optical Sensing; (c) Ultrawideband Communications (UWB); (d) Microwave/Millimeter-Wave Photonics; (e) Optical Metrology; (f) Optical Communications; and (g) Optical Computing. The ODs are promising emerging photonic technology which is rapidly developing in the fast growing field of photonics. In addition, he is also the pioneering creator of the temporal optical integrator (OI) area. Since the publication of his pioneering optical integrator articles, there are now (as of April 2013) close to 100 optical integrator articles (and 2 patents, 1 book) on the design techniques, fabrication technologies and specific applications of a wide variety of optical integrators. The OI area presently has a wide range of specific applications, including (a) Optical Signal Processing; (b) Optical Pattern Recognition and Coding; (c) Optical Communications; (d) Optical Memory Devices; (e) Photonic Analog-to-Digital Converter; (f) Optical Metrology; (g) Optical Computing; (h) Microwave/millimeter-wave Photonics; and (i) Neuroscience. The OIs are also promising emerging photonic technology which is rapidly developing in the fast growing field of photonics. Furthermore, his research team introduced a simple phase-modulation technique for the development of a stable multi-wavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser at room temperature and the technique has been widely adopted for the development of a wide variety of, for example, single-wavelength and multi-wavelength fiber lasers for various applications such as optical communication systems ( K. Zhou, D. Zhou, F. Dong, and N. Q. Ngo, “Room-temperature multiwavelength erbium-doped fiber ring laser employing sinusoidal phase-modulation feedback,” Optics Letters, vol. 28, no. 11, pp. 893−895, June 2003.) His current research interests are mainly on optical signal processing (e.g., passive and active fiber-based and waveguide-based devices) and its applications in, for example, optical communications systems, optical sensors and microwave photonics. He has authored and co-authored over 100 international journal articles and over 50 conference papers in these areas. He has co-authored one (1) book (L. N. Binh and N. Q. Ngo, Ultra-Fast Fiber Lasers: Principles and Applications with MATLAB® Models, 2011, CRC Press), and has published one (1) book chapter. He received two (2) awards for the best Ph.D. dissertation, namely, (1) the Douglas Lampard Electrical Engineering Research Prize and Medal from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 1998 and (2) the Electrical College Prize from the Institution of Engineers, Melbourne, Australia in 1999. Dr. Ngo is a Senior Member of IEEE. Last updated: April 2013.|
- N. Q. Ngo. (2007). Design of an optical temporal integrator based on a phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating in transmission. Optics Letters, 32(20), 3020-3022.
- N. Q. Ngo. (2006). Optical integrator for optical dark soliton detection and pulse shaping. Applied Optics, 45(26), 6785-6791.
- N. Q. Ngo, S. F. Yu, S. C. Tjin, C. H. Kam. (2004). A new theoretical basis of higher-derivative optical differentiators. Optics Communication, 230(1-3), 115-129.
- N. Q. Ngo and L. N. Binh. (1995). Theory of a FIR optical digital differentiator. Fiber and Integrated Optics, 14, 359-385.
- N. Q. Ngo and L. N. Binh. (1995). Programmable incoherent Newton-Cotes optical integrator. Optics Communications, 119(3-4), 390-402.