Microwave/Light-wave Electronics Laboratory

C.-P. Chen

Chun-Ping Chen
(Associate Professor)

Office: 23-513 Ext.: 3761


07/2004, Ph.D., Shanghai University

Z. Zhang

Zejun Zhang
(Assistant Professor)

Laboratory: 23-601 Ext.: 3790


03/2014, Ph.D., Muroran institute of technology

Research Field

Microwave/THz/Light-wave circuits, UWB wireless communication, Wireless power transfer, Dielectric measurement and High-frequency/High-speed Signal Processing.

Research Overview

Our laboratory seeks to benefit society by developing high-performance microwave and optical devices for the next-generation wireless and optical communication systems.

Research Subjects

Numerical algorithms, such as the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method and beam propagation method (BPM), for light-wave, microwave, and acoustic devices. Design, fabrication, and measurement of multilayered thin-film optical devices. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)/electromagnetic interference (EMI) in radio frequency (RF) and microwave circuits. Synthesis and design of ultra-wideband (UWB) filters. Measurement of electromagnetic (EM) parameters (permittivity and permeability) of microwave materials.


Our laboratory is devoted to studying microwave/light-wave and EM circuits related technologies for wireless and optical communication. Our studies span from the design and fabrication of hardware circuits to the development of EM simulation software. We are developing 3D FDTD- and finite difference-BPM-based EM simulation software for designing RF, microwave, and light-wave circuits used for applications such as UWB consumer electrical appliances, wireless local area networks, and RF tags. We are also researching UWB and ultra-high-speed passive circuits, including synthesis theory for narrowband and UWB filters, chip-to-chip interconnection technology, photonic devices, and leakage radiation related EMC/EMI. Our goal is to establish a GPU-accelerated parallel-processing computer-based large-scale virtual factory for the automatic design of EM and optical circuits through the integration of light-wave, millimeter-wave, and microwave simulation software into a common platform.

  • 1) C.-P. Chen, T. Anada, S. Takeda and Z. Ma, “Proposal and Theoretical Design of THz Bandpass Filters using Metallic Photonic Crystal Resonators,” Proc. 46th European Micro. Conf., pp. 116- 119, Oct. 3-7, 2016, London, UK.
  • 2) C.-P. Chen, N. Kato and T. Anada, “Synthesis Scheme for Wideband Filters Consisting of Three-Coupled-lines Including the Cross-Coupling Between Non-Adjacent Lines,” IET Microwave, Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 9, No. 14, pp. 1558 - 1566, Nov. 2015.
  • 3) C.-P. Chen, J. Oda and T. Anada, “Design of A Wideband Filter With Attenuation Poles Using A Novel Parallel-Coupled Three-line Unit Based on Cross-Coupling,” IEICE Trans. Electron., Vol.E97-C, No. 7, pp. 689-696, Jul. 2014.
Affiliated Academic Organizations

C.-P. Chen: IEEE, IEICE of Japan, IEE of Japan

Z. Zhang: IEEE, IEICE of Japan

Current members
◯ Associate Professors: 1 ◯ Assistant Professors: 1
◯ Professors emeriti: 2 ◯ Postgraduates: 3
◯ Undergraduates: 14 ◯ Overseas students: 1

Facilities: Agilent network analyzer (~67 GHz), LPKF PCB prototyping machine.
# We welcome and accept applications for visiting professors/scholars/researchers/fellows, postgraduate students, research students, overseas students.