• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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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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