Dr Yuvi Visagathilagar



School /
Work Unit

School of Engineering

Contact Details

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City campus


Science, Engineering and Health


  • BEng (Commumication engineering), 1996, RMIT University
  • PhD, 2003, RMIT University

Employment history

  • Current – 2002, Research Fellow, APCRC, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, RMIT University
  • 1999 – 2001, Research Associate, MMTC, RMIT University
  • 1996, Graduate Engineer, Ericsson Australia Pty. Ltd

Affiliations/ Professional memberships

  • Member, IEEE

Areas of research and consulting expertise

  • Microwave/Photonics Engineering
  • Optical devices – Design and development in particular “Optical Modulators on LiNbO3”
  • Microwave devices – Design and development
  • System configuration of Optical/Microwave devices – Design and System analysis

Industry collaboration

  • PA10 – Collaboration of RMIT University, DSTO, TENIX and Micreo for the “Development of the High-Speed Optical Modulators”.

Selected publications/ Conference proceedings

Nguyen, T. G., Mitchell, A., & Visagathilagar, Y. S., to be published in December 2003, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, “Investigation of Resonantly Enhanced Modulators on LiNbO3 using FEM and Numerical Optimization Technique”.

Y. S. Visagathilagar, A.Mitchell, and M. W. Austin, “General Theoretical Model for Resonantly Enhanced Optical Modulators”, 8th Optoelectronics and Communications Conference (OECC), paper accepted for presentation, October 2003.

T. G. Nguyen, A. Mitchell, and Y. S. Visagathilagar, “Optimal Electrode Configuration for Resonantly Enhanced Modulators”, 28th Conference on the Optical Internet/Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (COIN/ACOFT), Conference Proceedings, pp. 740 – 743, July 2003.

Y. S. Visagathilagar, A.Mitchell, and R. B. Waterhouse, “Fabry-Perot Type Resonantly Enhanced Mach-Zehnder Modulator'', International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP), Technical digest, pp. 17 - 20, November 1999.

Y. S. Visagathilagar, A. Mitchell, and R. B. Waterhouse, “Resonantly Enhanced Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Modulators”, 24th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT), Technical digest, July 1999