I joined Electrical Engineering department at Aston University in 2007. The area of my degree was concentrated mainly in wireless communication. My final year project investigated performance of different topologies in cooperative communication for Wireless Sensor Networks. After graduating I was offered to do a PhD in Photonic Research Group at Aston.
I am also interested in Latin languages. I studied Italian, Portuguese, French and Spanish.
In my spare time I train Tae Kwon Do and learn Ballroom and Latin dancing.
Ultra-long Raman Laser based amplifiers for high speed optical telecommunication
The project consists of an experimental and numerical modelling study of the applications of ultra-long Raman fibre laser (URFL) based amplification techniques for high-speed multi-wavelength optical communications systems. The research is focused in telecomes C-band 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s transmission data rates. The research will evaluate the optical transmission performance of URFL based systems in terms of optical and phase noise, gain bandwidth and gain flatness for different system configurations. Systems with different overall span lengths, transmission fibre types and data modulation formats will be investigated. Performance will be compared with conventional Erbium doped fibre amplifier based systems and hybrid Erbium/Raman based amplified systems to evaluate system configurations where URFL based systems provide performance or commercial advantages. The project will also investigate performance with realistic network operation such as optical power transients associated with add-drop or loss of wavelength channels, pump control schemes and minimisation of overall system power consumption including Amplified Spontaneous Emission, Stimulated Brillouin Scattering, polarisation, hole burning and pump depletion.
07/2009 – 09/2009 EPSRC, Aston University
The position included theoretical and practical research on Protocols and Architectures in Wireless Sensor Networks, Cooperative Communications and TinyOS Operating System.
The investigation explored the impact of TX output power on Packet Reception Rate (PRR) over the range of distances.
10/2011 – present Spanish Course: Beginners, Aston University, Birmingham
10/2010 – present PhD in Photonics Research Group, Aston University, Birmingham
09/2007 – 07/2010 B.Eng in Communications Engineering, Aston University, Birmingham
Final Year Project: Cooperative Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks
01/2010 – 07/2010 Portuguese Course: Beginners, Brasshouse Language Centre, Birmingham
09/2008 – 07/2009 Italian Course: Level 1, Brasshouse Language Centre, Birmingham