Lightwave Communication Research Group (LCRG)

The Lightwave Communication Research Group (LCRG) was established in 2006 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, to conduct photonic-based research. The group builds on the legacy of the Optic Research Group, which started researching photonics at the faculty in 1986. LCRG consists of experienced researchers in the fields of photonics and telecommunications, and has access to state-of-the-art facilities for simulating, fabricating, and characterizing optical devices and systems. The group’s main activities include R&D and consultation services related to photonic-based telecommunication devices, systems, and technologies. The group aims to develop and test innovative products that will enhance Malaysia’s progress in science and technology, especially in optical communication. The group also provides high-quality system design, consultation services, and calibration of optical measurement equipment. LCRG is committed to advancing the knowledge and practice of photonics-based telecommunication through its R&D and services.

Areas of Interest:

Optical Communication Devices based on:
  • Microelectromechanical System (MEMS)
  • Polymer
  • Sol-gel derived material
Optical Communication Systems:
  • Radio Over Fiber
  • Free-Space Optics
  • Optoelectronics Circuit System
Optical Communication Network:
  • Photonics Physical Layer
  • Routing and Transport System
  • Optical Bandwidth Management
Optical Sensors:
  • Fiber grating sensor
  • Fiber laser
  • Specialty fiber sensor
  • Spectroscopy based sensor

Research Members:

  • Dr. Mohd Rashidi bin Salim (Head of Research Group)
  • Prof. Ir. Dr. Abu Sahmah bin Mohd Supa’at
  • Prof. Ir. Dr. Sevia Mahdaliza Idrus Sutan Nameh
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Haniff bin Ibrahim
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Hisham bin Haji Khamis
  • Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Nadiatulhuda binti Zulkifli
  • Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Asrul Izam bin Azmi
  • Dr. Muhammad Yusof bin Mohd Noor
  • Dr. Ahmad Sharmi bin Abdullah
  • Dr. Muhammad Al Farabi bin Muhammad Iqbal
  • Dr. Arnidza binti Ramli
  • Dr. Nurul Ashikin binti Daud
  • Dr. Nur Najahatul Huda binti Saris


Dr. Mohd Rashidi Salim

Head (Lightwave Communication Research Group)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru
Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia