Optical Communications and Networking

Focus areas

  • Optical communications: Transmitter and receiver design; Lasers design; Modulation Techniques; Detector Design; Optical Physics
  • Optical networking: Internet; Cable television; Military networks; High volume datalines; Submarine lines
  • Li-Fi: Security; Underwater applications; Hospitals; Vehicles

Meet the researchers

Professor Jean Armstrong

My research covers a range of wireless and optical communication topics including visible light communications (VLC), visible light positioning (VLP), OFDM modulation and advanced receiver design for VLC and VLP.

Weblink: http://www.jean-armstrong.com

Dr Bill Corcoran
Lecturer

I investigate methods to future-proof fibre optic infrastructure, which forms the communications backbone of our increasingly connected society.

Weblink: https://www.monash.edu/engineering/billcorcoran

Dr Gayathri Kongara
Lecturer

My research interests include wireless and optical wireless communications, waveforms for 5G including for massive machine type communications (mMTC) and the internet of things (IOT), PCC-OFDM, and synchronization algorithms.

Weblink: https://www.monash.edu/engineering/gayathrikongara

Professor Arthur Lowery

(1) Develop brain machine interfaces for bionic vision that stimulate the visual cortex. (2) Create photonic integrated circuits to improve reach, flexibility and energy efficiency of optical communications.

Weblink: https://ecse.monash.edu/staff/lowery

Professor Malin Premaratne

I work in some of the most fundamental areas of electrical engineering including quantum-electrodynamics, charge-transport in nanostructures and photon interactions with waveguides and biological media. Applications of this work include photonics and biomedical engineering.

Weblink: https://www.monash.edu/engineering/malinpremaratne

Professor Manos Varvarigos

Computer Networks, Smart Energy Grids, Optical Networking, Algorithms, Optimisation, Cloud Computing, Resource Management, Network Planning and Operation Tools, Optical Interconnects for Data Centres,  Remote Systems Management, Optoelectronic Layouts, Performance Evaluation.

Weblink: https://www.monash.edu/engineering/manosvarvarigos

Dr Nikola Zlatanov
Lecturer

I develop communication schemes for next-generation wireless networks.

Weblink: https://ecse.monash.edu/staff/nikolaz