Dr Karin Ennser
Associate Professor
Telephone: (01792) 602450
Room: Academic Office - B212
Engineering East
Bay Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Photonics
  • Optical Fibre Communication
  • Sensor


  1. Design of Highly Efficient Pr3+- doped Chalcogenide Fiber Laser. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
  2. & (2017). Wide Broadband ASE Source based on Thulium-doped Fibre for 2 μm Wavelength Region. Presented at Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,, 141-146.PHOTOPTICS 2017. doi:10.5220/0006101801410146
  3. & Gain variation induced by power transient in thulium-doped fiber amplifier at 2µm and its reduction by optical gain clamping technique. Optics Communications 384, 89-92.
  4. & Enhancement on the generation of amplified spontaneous emission in thulium-doped silica fiber at 2 μ m. Optics Communications 403, 127-132.
  5. & (2016). Gain control dynamics of thulium-doped fibre amplifier at 2 μm. Presented at SPIE Photonic West: Optical Components and Materials XIII,, 974419 USA: doi:10.1117/12.2212386

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  • AT-M79 Optical Networks

    This module presents the essential element of modern optical networks, both in backbone and broadband access scenarios. The module evaluates WDM, the most popular, bandwidth-rich contemporary approach and also others, including optical time multiplexing and photonic packet switching. Relevant client layers and principles of networking design and planning are covered. Key demonstrators and field hardened trials are also presented.

  • AT-M80 Optical Communications

    This module presents the essential element of modern optical communication systems based on single mode optical fibres from the core to the access network. The module concentrated on the fundamental properties of optical fibres and the principles of operation of systems including WDM based high capacity transport networks. The module provides an introduction to modern WDM systems and modulation formats. Laboratory activities are included.

  • EG-065 Basic Engineering Analysis 1

    To provide grounding in engineering analysis methods for students without the background of A level mathematics. The module will provide basic concepts and prepare students for EG-066. The module will introduce some of the key mathematical techniques used in engineering. These will be related to common engineering problems.

  • EG-081 Basic Engineering Analysis 1a

    To provide a basic grounding in engineering analysis methods for students without the background of A level mathematics. The module will cover the most important analytical functions used in engineering and will relate these to common engineering systems.

  • EG-082 Basic Engineering Analysis 1b

    To provide additional grounding in basic engineering analysis, through the application of methods covered in 'basic engineering analysis 1a' to common engineering-related mathematical problems. The module will cover numerous examples of engineering analysis, with methods of solution explored in detail via examples class work.

  • EG-B22 Fibre Optics Networks

    This module presents the fundamentals of optics and elements of modern optical networks. Basics of installation, testing and maintenance fibre optic networks will be covered. Best practices from field are presented.


  • Gain Clamped in Thulium Doped Fibre Amplifier (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Stefano Taccheo
  • Planning and Evolution of Transport Networks (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Pavel Loskot