Muhammad Ali Ummy

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Muhammad Ali Ummy

Areas of Interest:

  • Optical communications and photonic systems for non-telecom applications
  • Research in photosensitivity and fiber Bragg gratings
  • Application in telecommunication and sensor devices
  • Nonlinear Optics: Raman and parametric effects in fiber and design of devices using SOAs (Semi conductor amplifiers)


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, The Graduate Center at The City    University of New York
  • B.E. in Electrical Engineering, The City College of New York, New York

Courses Taught:

  • ET700: Fiber Optic Communications
  • ET730: Fiber Optic Communications II
  • TC870: Telecommunications Seminar
  • TC750: Issues in Telecommunications
  • ET100: Techniques of Electrical Technology
  • ET212: Electronics
  • TC100: Introduction to Telecommunications

Recent Scholastic Activities:

  • Muhammad Ali Ummy; Mark Arend; Mohammad Ali; Roger Dorsinville, “Measurement of Nonlinear Phase of a SOA using an Asymmetric Loop Mirror”, Optics & Laser Technology, Volume 40, Issue 8, November 2008, Pages 995-999
  • Muhammad Ali Ummy, Arend, M. F.; Leng, L. N. Madamopoulos and Dorsinville, R. “Extending the flat gain bandwidth of combined Raman-parametric fiber amplifiers using highly nonlinear fiber.” (accepted in Journal of Lightwave Technology and  will be published in Nov,2008)
  • Muhammad A. Ummy, N. Madamopoulos and Dorsinville, R “SOA-based Loop Mirror for Tunable Width Pulse Generation,” (submitted to Optical Communications)
  • Arend, M. F.; Ummy, M. A., Leng, L. and Dorsinville, R. “Extending the flat gain bandwidth of combined Raman-parametric fiber amplifiers using highly nonlinear fiber.”  Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications VI. Edited by Powers, Peter E., Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 6455, pp. 64550 (2007)
  • N. Madamopoulos, N. Antoniades, B. Pathak, M. A. Ummy, “PON ring architectures for truly shared LAN capability and dynamic bandwidth allocation for fiber wireless (FiWi) applications,” to be presented in SPIE Photonics West, OPTO 2009, San Jose, CA, Jan. 2009.
  • S. Rafeek,  K. Y. Kong,  S. P. Gorevan, and M. A. Ummy, “A balloon delivered subsurface sample acquisition and Transfer mechanism,”   Innovative Approaches to Outer Planetary Exploration 2001-2020, pp 4119
  • S. Rafeek, S. Stroescu, K. Y. Kong, S. Sadick, P. W. Bartlett, K. R. Davis, and M. A. Ummy, “ Mars Balloon Based Touch and Go Surface Sampler(TAGSS)”,  Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration, pp. 6111
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