• 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
crosstalk
penalties

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
four-wave mixing
fibers
products

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
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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

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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

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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