Cheng Xiau San

Senior Lecturer 
School of Engineering
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Dr. Cheng graduated with a BSc degree in Applied Physics from University of Malaya (UM). She was an Optical Engineer for camera modules company and had developed various optical tests for product characterization from design to the manufacturing stage. She obtained a PhD degree in Engineering from UM in 2013, research on Photonics devices, optical fiber laser and amplifier. She is a member of Optical Society of Malaysia and Malaysia Institute of Physics. She serves as a technical program and publication committee member of a few conferences in the area of Photonics. To date, she has published over 35 articles in journals and conferences on her work. Her research interests include ultrafast laser and optical fiber sensing.

  • Ph.D (Photonics) – University of Malaya
  • MSc (Applied Physics) – University of Malaya
  • BSc (Applied Physics) – University of Malaya
  • Physics for Engineers
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory and Applications
  • Introduction to Optoelectronics Devices
Research & Publications
2019Self‐generating Brillouin fiber laser using highly nonlinear hafnium bismuth erbium‐doped fiber, Microwave and Optical Technology, 2019.
The effect of 980 nm and 1480 nm pumping on the performance of newly Hafnium Bismuth Erbium-doped fiber amplifier, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1151 (1), 012013, 2019.
Investigation of the Brillouin effect in highly nonlinear hafnium bismuth erbium doped fiber, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 61 (1), 173-177, 2019.
2018Molybdenum disulfide saturable absorber for eye-safe mode-locked fiber laser generation, Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials 27 (01), 1850010, 2018.

Research Grant / Consultancy Project
Research Projects  

2018 – 2020
  • Ultra short Mode-locked Pulse Fiber Laser
  • KDU Research Grant

PhD (Engineering)​
1 student (UM)