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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    1992 …2019
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    Research Interests

    Nonlinear optical effects in fibres including solitons, optical switching and paramtric amplification. Ultra high speed and long distance optical communications and all-optical networks

    General

    Professor Doran has over 40 years experinece in research spanning solid state physics nonlinear optics and optical communications. He has led teams of researcher in British Telecom, Aston university Marconi-Solstis, Swansea university and Aston AIPT. He currently has several projects in the area f nonlinear fibre amplfiers and wide band transmission. He is the PI and CI on several EPSRC projects and has an h index of over 50. He is well known for the invension of the NOLM and disprion manged solitons. He led the team which installed the world's longest high speed optical system across Australia in 2003.

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    FIET, FOSA

    Employment

    Research Fellow, Cavendish Lab, Cambridge 1975-1981

    Head of Ultra-high speed optical communications group BT labs 1981 1991

    Professor Photonics Aston university 1991 -2000

    CTO and founder Marconi-Solstis 2000 - 2003

    Director IAT Swansea University 2005 -2011

    Professor Photonics Aston University, AIPT 2011 - present

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD

    Keywords

    • optical communications
    • nonlinear fibre effects

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    Research Output 1992 2019

    Suppression of Nonlinear Crosstalk in a Polarization Insensitive FOPA by Mid-stage Idler Removal

    Gordienko, V., Ferreira, F. M., Ribeiro, V. & Doran, N., 22 Apr 2019, 2019 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition, OFC 2019 - Proceedings. Optical Society of America, 8697008

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

    Optical parametric amplifiers
    Crosstalk
    parametric amplifiers
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    Unwanted Four-Wave Mixing in Fibre Optical Parametric Amplifiers

    Gordienko, V., Al-khateeb, M. A. Z., Ferreira, F. M., Ellis, A. D. & Doran, N. J., 19 Sep 2019, 21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2019. IEEE, Vol. 2019-July. 8840198. (2019 21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)).

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

    parametric amplifiers
    light amplifiers
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    fibers
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    First Multi-Terabit DWDM Transmission and Inline Amplification using a Black-Box Polarisation-Insensitive Fibre Optical Parametric Amplifier (PI-FOPA)

    Stephens, M. F. & Doran, N. J., 26 Apr 2018, 2017 European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC). IEEE

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

    Optical parametric amplifiers
    Dense wavelength division multiplexing
    Erbium doped fiber amplifiers
    Quadrature phase shift keying
    Pulse width modulation

    Gain Spectrum Shaping Technique for One-Pump Fibre Optical Parametric Amplifier (FOPA)

    Gordienko, V., Stephens, M. F., Ferreira, F. & Doran, N. J., 26 Apr 2018, 2017 European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC). IEEE

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

    parametric amplifiers
    light amplifiers
    pumps
    fibers
    bandwidth

    Raman-Generated Pump and Its Use for Parametric Amplification and Phase Conjugation

    Gordienko, V., Stephens, M. F. & Doran, N. J., 15 Nov 2018, 2018 European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC). IEEE

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

    Open Access
    File
    phase conjugation
    conjugation
    pumps
    fibers
    high gain

    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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    Broadband fibre parametric amplifiers

    Author: Gordienko, V., 3 Sep 2018

    Supervisor: Doran, N. J. (Supervisor) & Stephens, M. F. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    File

    Dark solitons in optical communication systems

    Author: Allen, K. M., Oct 1995

    Supervisor: Doran, N. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    File

    Dispersion aspects of periodically amplified soliton transmission systems

    Author: Knox, F. M., Oct 1995

    Supervisor: Doran, N. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    File

    Experimental transmission of dispersion managed solitons

    Author: Penketh, I. S., Jan 2000

    Supervisor: Doran, N. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    File

    Activities 2013 2013

    • 1 Participation in conference

    Optical Fiber Communication 2013 / National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2013

    Nick Doran (Participant)
    16 Mar 201322 Mar 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference