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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Nonlinear Fourier transform, Fibre lasers, Machine learning in optical communications.


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    Personal profile


    I graduated from the Department of Physics of the Novosibirsk University, Russia in 1982 and received my Ph.D. degree in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics from the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia in 1986. From 1992 to 1998 I worked in the Institute for Theoretical Physics I, Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany; first as a Humboldt Fellow and then within the collaborative projects with Deutsche Telekom.I joined the Photonics Research Group in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University in 1998. During last two decades I have been working on various problems of nonlinear science, including soliton theory, self-focusing of light beams, discrete nonlinear systems, and nonlinear fibre optics. My recent research has been shifted towards the high-speed optical communications, nonlinear photonic devices, Raman-based technologies, and ultra-long fibre lasers. Since 2005, I hold the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.

    Research Interests

    • Nonlinear science:
      Dynamics of nonlinear waves and solitons, stability of nonlinear waves, propagation of nonlinear waves in optical fibres; theory of the pulse generation and amplification in active media; dynamics of the coherent structures in lattices including waveguide and fibre arrays; energy localization in lattices; supercontinuum generation in fibres.

    • Fibre optic and optical communications:
      High-bit-rate optical communication systems, dispersion-management in fibre transmission lines; soliton-based transmission and optical signal processing lines, design and modelling of advanced components and devices for high-bit-rate optical communication systems, statistics of nonlinear optical data transmission, information theory of nonlinear fibre channels, all-optical regeneration; fibre laser technologies, including ultra-long fibre lasers, modelling and design of fibre lasers and converters; Raman-based amplification in high-speed fibre links.


    • 2005 – date: Professor in Photonics, Electrical, Electronic and Power Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University.

    • 1998 – 2005: Reader, Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University.


    • Joint MSc/BSc in Physics, Novosibirsk University, Russia 1982

    • PhD  in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Institute of Nuclear  Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia 1986

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Member of the Scientific Advisory Committees for 16 international conferences in the fields of Telecommunications, Nonlinear Science and Optics.

    PhD Supervision

    Topics for potential PhD:

    • Fibre lasers

    • Nonlinear photonic devices

    • Advanced techniques in high-speed optical communications

    Contact Details

    Phone number: 0121 204 3538
    Room number: NW711

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    Research Output

    Open Access
  • Compensation of Nonlinear Impairments Using Inverse Perturbation Theory with Reduced Complexity

    Redyuk, A., Averyanov, E., Sidelnikov, O., Fedoruk, M. & Turitsyn, S. K., 15 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 38, 6, p. 1250-1257 8 p., 8984221.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Correcting the Chromatic Dispersion of a Fronthaul Fiber Link in Millimeter-Wave Radio -over-Fiber Networks

    Bakhvalova, T. N., Belkin, M. E., Kamalian-kopae, M. & Turitsyn, S. K., 1 Jan 2020, 27th Telecommunications Forum, TELFOR 2019. IEEE, p. 1-4 8971229

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

  • Open Access
  • Nonlinear Spectrum of Conventional OFDM and WDM Return-to-Zero Signals in Nonlinear Channel

    Turitsyn, S. K., Sedov, E., Redyuk, A. & Fedoruk, M. P., 15 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 38, 2, p. 352 - 358 7 p., 8915744.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Datasets

    Raman fibre laser based amplification in long-haul/unrepeatered coherent transmission systems

    Tan, M. (Creator), Rosa, P. (Creator), Iqbal, M. A. (Creator), Le, S. T. (Creator), Phillips, I. (Creator), Turitsyn, S. (Creator) & Harper, P. (Creator), Aston Data Explorer, 31 Oct 2017


    All-optical multilevel amplitude regeneration in a single nonlinear optical loop mirror

    Wen, F. (Creator), Tsekrekos, C. (Creator), Geng, Y. (Creator), Zhou, X. (Creator), Xu, B. (Creator), Qiu, K. (Creator), Turitsyn, S. (Creator) & Sygletos, S. (Creator), Aston Data Explorer, 4 May 2018


    Multilevel Amplitude Regeneration of PAM-4 Signals using a Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirror

    Wen, F. (Creator), Tsekrekos, C. (Creator), Zhou, X. (Creator), Geng, Y. (Creator), Wu, B. (Creator), Qiu, K. (Creator), Turitsyn, S. (Creator) & Sygletos, S. (Creator), 31 Jan 2018


    Multilevel Power Transfer Function Characterization of Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirror

    Wen, F. (Creator), Sygletos, S. (Creator), Tsekrekos, C. (Creator), Zhou, X. (Creator), Geng, Y. (Creator), Wu, B. (Creator), Qiu, K. (Creator) & Turitsyn, S. (Creator), Aston Data Explorer, 20 Nov 2017