Xijia Gu


Xijia Gu received the B.Sc. degree from Nankai University, Tianjin, China in physics, in 1982, the M.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, in 1984, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, in 1987. He worked as a Research Fellow at Max-Planck-Institut fuer Stromungsforschung, Goettingen, German, and University of Toronto between 1987 and 1990. Then, he joined Photonics Research Ontario, six years as a Staff Scientist and three years as a Manager and worked on many research projects related to lasers and laser applications. In 1999, he joined JDS Uniphase as a Senior Manager, developed many fiber optic products for telecommunication such as: fiber grating filters, DWDM modules, and tunable filters. In 2003, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, as an Associate Professor. He has published 91 referred journal articles, 39 conference papers, and holds four patents.


  • high-power fiber laser
  • fiber-optic devices
  • fiber-optic sensors