Principal Investigator: Dr Jason Laurie (Aston University)
Postdoctoral Researcher: Dr Jonathan Skipp (Aston University)
Today’s grandest societal needs include the ever-increasing use of optical fibre networks to fuel the rise of IoT devices, the internet, and 5G-capable mobiles as well as utilising pioneering applications of emerging optical technologies such as fibre lasers. We aim to develop new understanding on the processes leading to signal corruption and data loss in fibre networks and lasers. This project will take a two-pronged approach: (i) identify the most common ways in which optical fibre signals become corrupt using the mathematics of bifurcations and turbulence; and based on the insight gained (ii) design new approaches for preventing signal corruption.