PhD student wins best paper at international conference

PHH Programme student, Qiongyue (Yvonne) Kang, taking her PhD, has won the best student paper award at the OSA topical meeting, Fiber-Based Technologies and Applications, at the International Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2014, held in Wuhan, China.

Qiongyue’s oral presentation, "Minimizing Differential Modal Gain in Cladding Pumped MM-EDFAs for Mode Division Multiplexing in C and L Bands", was presented on 19 June 2014. Space Division Multiplexing has attracted a great deal of attention as a potential solution to overcome the predicted capacity crunch.

The development of high performance in-line multimode amplifier is essential for Mode Division Multiplexing to be applied to long haul transmission systems. Qiongyue’s presentation proposes theoretical designs of the cladding pumped 4-mode-group and 6-mode-group EDFAs (Erbium-Doped Fibre Amplifiers) for Mode Division Multiplexed transmission systems.

Qiongyue commented: “I am pleased not only to receive this award, but also to highlight my recent research and contribute to the scientific community. “I am grateful to my supervisor Professor David Richardson and Dr Shaif-ul Alam for their guidance and support. I would also like to thank my former co-supervisor Dr Francesco Poletti, and my colleagues Dr Eeleong Lim, Dr Yongmin Jung for their help and support. Qiongyue, who hails from Hunan in China, took her undergraduate degree at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China.

Her supervisor, Professor David Richardson said: "Yvonne has worked hard and done some great research during her PhD in support of our experimental work on mode division multiplexed data transmission and we at Southampton are delighted to see her efforts recognised and rewarded in this way."

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