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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    1992 …2020

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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


    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



    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



    • optical communications
    • nonlinear fibre effects

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    Research Output

    Experimental comparison of fiber optic parametric, Raman and erbium amplifiers for burst traffic for extended reach PONs

    Gaur, C. B., Ferreira, F., Gordienko, V., Ribeiro, V., Szabó, Á. D. & Doran, N. J., 16 Jun 2020, In : Optics Express. 28, 13, p. 19362-19373 12 p., 19362.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Noise Figure Evaluation of Polarization-insensitive Single-pump Fiber Optical Parametric Amplifiers

    Gordienko, V., Ferreira, F., Laperle, C., O’sullivan, M., Gaur, C. B., Roberts, K. & Doran, N., 13 May 2020, 2020 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC). IEEE, W4B.4

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

  • On the Performance of Digital Back Propagation in Spatial Multiplexing Systems

    Ferreira, F. M., Sygletos, S., Sillekens, E., Killey, R. I., Ellis, A. & Doran, N., 15 May 2020, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 38, 10, p. 2790 - 2798 9 p., 9007613.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Raman-amplified pump and its use for parametric amplification and phase conjugation

    Gordienko, V., Stephens, M. F. C., Ferreira, F. M. & Doran, N. J., May 2020, In : Optical Fiber Technology. 56, 102183.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Digital Back Propagation Performance in Spatial Multiplexing Systems

    Ferreira, F., Sygletos, S., Ellis, A. D. & Doran, N., 25 Sep 2019, THE 45TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON OPTICAL COMMUNICATION. W.3.A.2

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

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 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