Publications from students

Below is just a selection of academic publications in high impact journals by current, former and associated CDT students.
Year: 2022

"Optimisation of geometric aspect ratio of thin film transistors for low-cost flexible CMOS inverters and its practical implementation" by N.C.A van Fraassen, K.M. Niang, J.D. Parish, et al. Sci Rep 12, 16111 (2022).

"All-fibre heterogeneously-integrated frequency comb generation using silicon core fibre" by Ronit Sohanpal, Callum Deakin, Zhixin Liu, et al. Nature Communications 13, 3992 (2022).

"Cimmino simultaneously iterative holographic projection" by Miguel de V. El Guendy, Ralf Mouthaan, Andrew Kadis, Youchao Wang, Oana Niculescu, Amr Soliman, Darran Milne, Andrzej Kaczorowski, and Timothy D. Wilkinson. Optics Continuum Vol. 1, Issue 6, pp. 1351-1363 (2022)

"Clock Synchronized Transmission of 51.2GBd Optical Packets for Optically Switched Data Center Interconnects" by Z. Zhou, K. A. Clark, C. Deakin and Z. Liu  in Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 40, no. 6, pp. 1735-1741, 15 March15, 2022, doi: 10.1109/JLT.2022.3148776.

"Multipoint-to-point data aggregation using a single receiver and frequency-multiplexed intensity-modulated ONUs" by Zhou Z, Wei J, Clark KA, Sillekens E, Deakin C, Sohanpal R, Luo Y, Slavik R, Liu Z in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2022 Technical Digest Series (Optica Publishing Group, 2022), paper Tu2G.4.

"Optimization of 125-μm Heterogeneous Multi-Core Fibres Design using AI" by Mu X, Ottino A, Marques Ferreira F and Georgios Z in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 1-13, July-Aug. 2022, Art no. 4300113, doi: 10.1109/JSTQE.2021.3104821.

"All-fibre heterogeneously-integrated frequency comb generation using silicon core fibre" by Sohanpal R, Ren H, Shen L, Deakin C, Heidt A, Hawkins T, Ballato J, Gibson U, Peacock A, Liu Z in Nature Communications, 09/07/2022.

"Frequency interleaving dual comb photonic ADC with 7 bits ENOB up to 40 GHz" by Deakin C and Liu Z (conference paper) at 2022 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), 23/09/2022.

"Techniques for applying reinforcement learning to routing and wavelength assignment problems in optical fiber communication networks" by Josh W. Nevin, Sam Nallaperuma, Nikita A. Shevchenko, Zacharaya Shabka, Georgios Zervas, and Seb J. Savory in Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

"Design and transmission analysis of trench-assisted multi-core fibre in standard cladding diameter" by Xun Mu, Alessandro Ottino, Filipe M. Ferreira and Georgios Zervas in Optics Express,

"Traffic generation for benchmarking data centre networks" by Christopher Parsonson, Joshua L. Benjamin, Georgios Zervas in Optical Switching and Networking,
Volume 46, 2022, 100695,

Year: 2021

"Design Optimization of Uncoupled Six-core Fibers in Standard Cladding Diameter Using Artificial Intelligence," by X. Mu, F. M. Ferreira, A. Ottino and G. Zervas, 2021 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC), 2021, pp. 1-3.

"Parametric frequency comb generation using silicon core fiber," by R. Sohanpal, H. Ren, L. Shen, C. Deakin, A. M. Heidt, T. W. Hawkins, J. Ballato, U. J. Gibson, A. C. Peacock, and Z. Liu, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2021, OSA Technical Digest (Optica Publishing Group, 2021), paper M5B.5.

"Analysis of the Extremes of SNR Time Series Data Using Extreme Value Statistics," by J. W. Nevin and S. J. Savory, 2021 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC), 2021, pp. 1-3.

"Resource Allocation in Disaggregated Data Centre Systems with Reinforcement Learning" by Zacharaya Shabka and Georgios Zervas. 11 November, 2021.

"Physics-Informed Gaussian Process Regression for Optical Fiber Communication Systems", by Josh W. Nevin; F. J. Vaquero-Caballero; David. J. Ives and Seb J. Savory. in Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 39, no. 21, pp. 6833-6844, 1 Nov.1, 2021, doi: 10.1109/JLT.2021.3106714.

"Optimization of 125-μm Heterogeneous Multi-Core Fibre Design Using Artificial Intelligence," by Xun Mu, Alessandro Ottino, Filipe M. Ferreira and Georgios Zervas. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 1-13, July-Aug. 2022, Art no. 4300113, doi: 10.1109/JSTQE.2021.3104821.

"Machine learning for optical fiber communication systems: An introduction and overview," by Josh W. Nevin, Sam Nallaperuma, Nikita A. Shevchenko, Xiang Li, Md. Saifuddin Faruk, and Seb J. Savory. APL Photonics 6, 121101 (2021);

"Modelling the Interrogation of Planar Fabry-Pérot Ultrasound Sensors with Bessel Beams," by Oliver J. Sheppard, James A. Guggenheim, Dylan Marques, and Peter R.T. Munro. 2021 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), 2021, pp. 1-2, doi:10.1109/IPC48725.2021.9592891.

"LiDAR-Derived Digital Holograms for Automotive Head-Up Displays," by Jana Skirnewskaja, Yunuen Montelongo, Phil Wilkes, and Timothy Wilkinson. Optics Express (2021)

"AI-optimised tuneable sources for bandwidth-scalable, sub-nanosecond wavelength switching," by Thomas Gerard, Christopher Parsonson, Zacharaya Shabka, Benn Thomsen, Polina Bayvel, Domaniç Lavery, and Georgios Zervas. Opt. Express, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 11221-11242 (2021).

“Ion-exchange doped polymers at the degenerate limit: what limits conductivity at 100% doping efficiency?” by Ian E. Jacobs, Gabriele D'Avino, Yue Lin, Vincent Lemaur, Yuxuan Huang, Xinglong Ren, Dimitrios Simatos, William Wood, Chen Chen, Henning Sirringhaus, et. al. January 2021.

"Performance of dual frequency comb channelizers for RF signal processing,"  by C. Deakin and Z. Liu, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2021, OSA Technical Digest (Optica Publishing Group, 2021), paper Tu5F.4.

"Frequency-Modulated Chirp Signals for Single-Photodiode Based Coherent LiDAR System," by Yi W, Li Z, Zhou Z, Sillekens E, Gerard T, Deakin C, Ferreira FM, Galdino L, Liu Z, Bayvel P, Killey RI in Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 39, no. 14, pp. 4661-4670, July15, 2021, doi: 10.1109/JLT.2021.3081255.

"Joint estimation of dynamic polarization and carrier phase with pilot-based adaptive equalizer in PDM-64 QAM transmission system" by Jiaqian Yang, Eric Sillekens, Wenting Yi, Polina Bayvel, and Robert I. Killey in Opt. Express 29, 43136-43147 (2021).

"Clock synchronized transmission of 51.2 GBd optical packets for optically switched data center interconnects" (conference paper) by Zhou Z, Clark K, Deakin C, Laccotripes P, Liu Z at Optical Fiber Communication Conference 2021, 06/06/2021.

"Phase noise of electro-optic dual frequency combs" by Deakin C, Zhou Z, Liu Z in Optics Letters, 46 (6), 1345, 15/03/2021.

"Equalizer State Caching for Fast Data Recovery in Optically-Switched Data Center Networks" by Z. Hu, Z. Zhou, C. C. -K. Chan and Z. Liu  in Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 39, no. 17, pp. 5362-5370, 1 Sept.1, 2021, doi: 10.1109/JLT.2021.3089684.

Year: 2020

“Charge and Thermoelectric Transport in Polymer-Sorted Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Networks” by Martin Statz, Severin Schneider, Felix J. Berger, Lianglun Lai, William A. Wood, Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, Simone Leingang, Hans-Jörg Himmel, Jana Zaumseil, and Henning Sirringhaus. ACS Nano 2020 14 (11), 15552-15565. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c06181

"Bend- and Twist-Insensitive Flexible Multimode Polymer Optical Interconnects” by N. Bamiedakis, F. Shi, R. V. Penty, I. H. White and D. Chu, in Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 38, no. 23, pp. 6561-6568, 1 Dec.1, 2020, DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2020.3013994

"Ultra-high-resolution software-defined photonic terahertz spectroscopy" by Rodolfo I. Hermans, James Seddon, Haymen Shams, Lalitha Ponnampalam, Alwyn J. Seeds and Gabriel Aeppli. Optica 7, 1445–1455 (2020). DOI: 10.1364/OPTICA.397506

"Linear-time algorithm for phase-sensitive holography" by Peter J. Christopher, Ralf Mouthaan, Miguel El Guendy, Timothy D. Wilkinson. Optical Engineering, 59(8), 085104 (2020). DOI: 10.1117/1.OE.59.8.085104

"Single molecule light field microscopy" by Ruth R. Sims, Sohaib Abdul Rehman, Martin O. Lenz, Sarah I. Benaissa, Ezra Bruggeman, Adam Clark, Edward W. Sanders, Aleks Ponjavic, Leila Muresan, Steven F. Lee, and Kevin O’Holleran. Optica Vol. 7, Issue 9, pp. 1065-1072 (2020). DOI: 10.1364/OPTICA.397172

"Optimal Control of SOAs with Artificial Intelligence for Sub-Nanosecond Optical Switching" by Christopher Parsonson, Zacharaya Shabka, Georgios Zervas, et al. Journal of Lightwave Technology. DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2020.3004645

“Noninvasive Near-Field Spectroscopy of Single Subwavelength Complementary Resonators” by L. L Hale, J. Keller, T. Siday, R. I. Hermans, J. Haase, J. L. Reno, I. Brener, G. Scalari, J. Faist & O. Mitrofanov. Laser and Photonic Reviews 14(4) 2020 (Cover Story).

"Clock and Data Recovery-Free Data Communications Enabled by Multi-core Fiber with Low Thermal Sensitivity of Skew" by Ronit Sohanpal, Kari Clark, Ben Puttnam, Polina Bayvel and Zhixin Liu. Journal of Lightwave Technology, Feb, 2020. DOI:

"Structural characterization of porous GaN distributed Bragg reflectors using x-ray diffraction", by P. H. Griffin, M. Frentrup, T. Zhu, M. E. Vickers and R. A. Oliver. Journal of Applied Physics 126, 213109 (2019);

"All-Silicone-based Distributed Bragg Reflectors for Efficient Flexible Luminescent Solar Concentrators", by Mark Portnoi, Thomas J. Macdonald, Christian Sol, Tom S. Robbins, Tao Lia, Johannes Schläfera, Stefan Guldin, Ivan P. Parkin and Ioannis Papakonstantinou. Nano Energy, Volume 70, April 2020, 104507.

“Resonance-enhanced terahertz nanoscopy probes" by T. Siday, L. L. Hale, R. I. Hermans and O. Mitrofanov. ACS Photonics 2020, 7, 3, 596-601. Publication date: February 14, 2020.

"High-Performance Planar Thin Film Thermochromic Window via Dynamic Optical Impedance Matching", by Christian Sol, Mark Portnoi, Tao LiKargal, L. Gurunatha, Johannes Schläfer, Stefan GuldinIvan, P. Parkin and Ioannis Papakonstantinou. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 7, 8140-8145. Publication Date: January 29, 2020.

"Interrogation of Fabry-Pérot ultrasound sensors with Bessel beams", by Oliver J. Sheppard, James A. Guggenheim, Dylan M. Marques, Rehman Ansari, Edward Z Zhang, Paul C. Beard and Peter R. T. Munro. Proceedings Volume 11240, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2020; 1124014 (2020); Event: SPIE BiOS, 2020, San Francisco, California, United States.

"Impact of Analog and Digital Pre-emphasis on the Signal-to-Noise Ratio of Bandwidth-limited Optical Transceivers", by Zichuan Zhou, Temitope Odedeyi, Brian Kelly, John O'Carroll, Richard Phelan, Izzat Darwazeh and Zhixin Liu;  IEEE Photonics Journal (January 2020). DOI: 10.1109/JPHOT.2020.2966617

"Dual frequency comb assisted analog-to-digital conversion", by Callum Deakin and Zhixin Liu; Optics Letters, Vol. 45, Issue 1, pp. 173-176 (2020),

"Relative impact of channel symbol rate on transmission capacity" by Thomas Gerard, Daniel Semrau, Eric Sillekens, Adrian Edwards, Wayne Pelouch, Stuart Barnes, Robert I. Killey, Domaniç Lavery, Polina Bayvel, and Lidia Galdino. Journal of Optical Communications and Networking Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. B1-B8, Jan, 2020.

“Implementation of 10-Bit Phase Modulation for Phase-Only LCOS Devices Using Deep Learning” by Y Tong, M Pivnenko, & D Chu, Advanced Devices & Instrumentation (AAAS/Science Partner Journal) 2020.

"Noise and distortion analysis of dual frequency comb photonic RF channelizers" by Deakin, C., Liu, Z. (2020) in Optics Express, 28 (26), 39750. DOI:

Year: 2019

"Simple source device-independent continuous-variable quantum random number generator", by P. R. Smith, D. G. Marangon, M. Lucamarini, Z. L. Yuan, and A. J. Shields; Phys. Rev. A 99, 062326 (June 2019).

“Encapsulation of methylammonium lead bromide perovskite in nanoporous GaN”, Kevin T. P. Lim, Callum Deakin, Boning Ding, Xinyu Bai, Peter Griffin, Tongtong Zhu, Rachel A. Oliver and Dan Credgington, APL Materials 7, 021107 (2019); DOI:

“Dual frequency comb assisted  analog-to-digital conversion,” by Callum Deakin and Zhixin Liu, Optics. Letters., vol. 45, no. 1, p. 173, Dec. 2019.  DOI:

Conference presentation: “Phase Distortion Corrections of Phase-Only LCoS Devices for Digital Holographic Applications”, by Yuan Tong, Mike Pivnenko and Daping Chu; presented at Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging 2019 OSA (Optical Society of America, 2019), Technical Digest paper W1A.3 DOI:

Conference paper: “On-Orbit Self-Focusing Using Conjugated Optical Fiber Waveguides for Space Optical Cameras”, by Jin Li, Fei Xing, Pawan Kumar Shrestha, Fengyuan Shi and Z Liu; presented at IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, PP(99):1-3, (May 2019). DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2019.2909825

Conference paper: “Mode-mixing in multimode polymer waveguides for on-board optical interconnects”, by N. Bamiedakis, F. Shi, D. Chu, R. V. Penty and I. H. White; presented at Optical Interconnects XIX (2019), Mar 4 (Vol. 10924, p. 1092404). International Society for Optics and Photonics. DOI: 10.1117/12.2510275

"Design and Analysis of Beam Steering Multicore Fiber Optical Switches", by Callum Deakin, Michael Enrico, Nick Parsons and Georgios Zervas. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2019-05-01.  DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2019.2896318

“Terahertz Detection with Perfectly-Absorbing Photoconductive Metasurface” by Thomas Siday, Polina P. Vabishchevich, Lucy Hale, Charles Thomas Harris, Ting Shan Luk, John L. Reno, Igal Brener and Oleg Mitrofanov.. Nano Lett. 2019, 19, 5, 2888-2896. Publication date: April 4, 2019.

“MAESTROS: a multiwavelength time-domain NIRS system to monitor changes in oxygenation and oxidation state of Cytochrome-C-Oxidase" by F. Lange, L. Dunne, L. Hale and I. Tachtsidis. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 1-12, Jan.-Feb. 2019, Art no. 7100312. Published online: May 9, 2018.

“Improvements of phase linearity and phase flicker of phase-only LCoS devices for holographic applications” by Y Tong, M Pivnenko, and D Chu, Applied Optics, 58 (34), (2019), G248-G255.