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General

I studied at Cambridge University where I was awarded a BA in Physics and Theoretical Physics in 1978. I then joined the Theory of Condensed Matter Group of the Cavendish Laboratory and received a Ph.D. for studies on Deep Impurities in Semiconductors in 1981. 

I joined the optics division of BT Labs in 1981 and worked on the theory of non-linear optical propagation effects in fibres, principally solitons . This work developed into optical switching and the first demonstration of soliton switching in non-linear optical loop mirrors. In 1990 I set up a group working on quantum optical properties and non-linear spatial optics as well as continuing work on all-optical processing which is currently concerned with ways of using and manipulating the information that can be sent over the enormous bandwidth of optical fibres. 

In 1999 I moved here to the Photonics Research Group at Aston to continue working on optical networks and optical computation.

In 2003 I formed the Adaptive Networks Communications Research Group to study ad-hoc sensor networks, applications of dynamic hardware and mobile systems.

Research Interests

  • Photonics Research Group

  • Optical Networks

  • Optical processing

  • Adaptive Communications Networks Research Group

  • Ad-hoc Sensor Networks

  • Energy aware communication protocols

  • Internet Traffic Modelling

Teaching Activity

Employment

  • 1981 – 1999: BT Research Laboratories

  • 1999 – date  Professor In Electronic Engineering, Aston University

Qualifications

  • BA with First Class Honours in Physics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University, 1978

  • PhD in Solid State Physics, Cambridge University, 1981

Membership of Professional Bodies

Fellow, Institute of Physics

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Research Output 1994 2017

Characteristics and stability of soliton crystals in optical fibres for the purpose of optical frequency comb generation

Zajnulina, M., Böhm, M., Bodenmüller, D., Blow, K., Boggio, J. M. C., Rieznik, A. A. & Roth, M. M., 15 Jun 2017, In : Optics Communications. 393, p. 95-102 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Solitons
Optical fibers
solitary waves
optical fibers
Crystals

Performance analysis of packet layer FEC codes and interleaving in FSO channels

Liu, J., Zhang, X., Blow, K. & Fowler, S., 20 Jun 2017, In : IET Communications. 11, 13, p. 2042-2048

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Forward error correction
Optical communication
Outages
Markov processes
Communication systems

Upgrading legacy long-haul WDM systems through unbalancing the proportion of 1s and 0s in the transmitted data

Nahas, M. M. & Blow, K. J., 7 Apr 2016, In : IETE Journal of Research. 62, 5, p. 663-670 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Division
Proportion
Wavelength
Forward error correction
Error Correction

A random channel access scheme for massive machine devices in LTE cellular networks

Ilori, A., Tang, Z., He, J., Blow, K. & Chen, H-H., 9 Sep 2015, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC. IEEE, p. 2985-2990 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Communication
Densification
Analytical models
Machine-to-machine communication

Digital back propagation in soliton coherent transmission

Yushko, O., Fedoruk, M., Blow, K., Redyuk, A., Turitsyn, S., Doran, N. & Ellis, A., 9 Nov 2015, 2015 Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications, TIWDC 2015. IEEE, p. 20-23 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Wave transmission
Solitons
Jitter
Backpropagation
Timing jitter

Thesis

40Gbit/s dispersion managed soliton transmission

Author: Ibbotson, R. A., Dec 2005

Supervisor: Doran, N. J. (Supervisor) & Blow, K. J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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All-optical processing using cross-phase modulation

Author: Harrison, J. A., Oct 2005

Supervisor: Blow, K. J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

All-optical regenerative memory using a single device

Author: Johnson, N. C., Oct 2009

Supervisor: Blow, K. J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

An intelligent approach for deploying applications in WSN's

Author: Georgoulas, D., Feb 2009

Supervisor: Blow, K. J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Application of SOA-NOLM in all-optical processing

Author: Wahid, M. H., 2009

Supervisor: Blow, K. J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Activities 1998 2012

  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Publication peer-review

Advanced photonics congress (Event)

Keith Blow (Peer reviewer)
2012

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Journal of Modern Optics (Journal)

Keith Blow (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 1998 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity