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

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Photonics
  • Optical Fibre Communication
  • Sensor


  1. & (2018). Numerical investigation on W-type index chalcogenide fiber based MIR supercontinuum generation. Presented at Proceedings of the SPIE,, 31 Strasbourg, France: SPIE Photonics Europe. doi:10.1117/12.2306333
  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,, 141-146. Porto, Portugal: PHOTOPTICS 2017. doi:10.5220/0006101801410146
  3. & Large Mode Area Pr3+-Doped Chalcogenide PCF Design for High Efficiency Mid-IR Laser. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 30(9), 825-828.
  4. Design of Highly Coherence MIR Supercontinuum Generation in W-type Index Chalcogenide Fiber. Presented at OSA High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress, Strasbourg, France: OSA High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress, 26-28 March 2018.
  5. Design of Highly Efficient Pr3+- doped Chalcogenide Fiber Laser. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

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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 telecommunication standards, client layers, and principles of networking design, dimensioning and planning are covered. Key demonstrators and field hardened trials are presented.

  • AT-M80 Optical Fibre Communications

    This module presents the essential element of modern optical communication systems based on single mode optical fibres from the fibre-to-the-home up to long haul and submarine networks. The module concentrates on the fundamental properties of optical fibres and key components, and the principles of operation of systems including WDM based high capacity transport networks. The module provides an introduction to advanced modulation formats, coherent communication, system design and performance metrics. 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-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.

  • EG-M121 Group Project (EEE)

    This module enables students to participate in a group activity involving a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve a solution to a specific design problem. In most instances it will involve either direct interaction with industry or will be an industrially-related project. Issues other than providing a purely technical solution to the problem will have to be considered in order to achieve a satisfactory outcome to the project.


  • Optical Sources for applications at 2µm and mid-IR wavelength range (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Stefano Taccheo
  • Internet Applications and Services in Telecommunication Networks with Limited Connectivity (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Pavel Loskot