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Carsten Behrens

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Carsten Behrens was born in Potsdam, Germany, in 1981. He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree (with honors) in electronic and electrical engineering from Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, in 2007.

During his studies he worked with the Photonics Networks and Systems Groups headed by Klaus-Dieter Langer at  the  Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Berlin. In 2006 he joined the Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik-Photonics of the Technische Universität Berlin headed by Prof. Klaus Petermann, where he carried out his Diploma thesis dealing with improved metrics to assess nonlinear effects in optical fibres.

Currently, he is pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Optical Networks Group at University College London, U.K..

In 2008, Mr. Behrens received the Erwin-Stephan prize for rapid completion of his undergraduate degree studies, with excellent results. Furthermore, he received the best student paper presentation award at the Asia Communications & Photonics Conference ACP 2010 and the European Conference of Optical Communication ECOC 2011. He serves as reviewer for Photonics Technology Letters and Optics Express.

Research Interests

  • coherent detection of higher-order modulation formats
  • nonlinear effects in optical fibres

Project Title

Modulation formats for high capacity optical transmission

Supervisor

Prof. Polina Bayvel

Publications

  1. C. Behrens, D. Lavery, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory and P.Bayvel, “Long-haul WDM transmission of PDM-8PSK and PDM-8QAM with nonlinear DSP”,submitted to Optical Fiber Communication Conference 2012
  2. C. Behrens, D. Lavery, D.S. Millar, S. Makovejs, B.C. Thomsen, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory and P.Bayvel, “Ultra-long-haul transmission of 7×42.9Gbit/s PS-QPSK and PM-BPSK”, Opt. Express, 19(26), pp. B581-B586, (2011).
  3. D. Lavery, C. Behrens and S.J. Savory, “A Comparison of Modulation Fortmats for Passive Optical Networks”, Opt. Express, 19(26), pp. B836-B841, (2011).
  4. D. Lavery, C. Behrens, S. Makovejs, D.S. Millar, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory and P.Bayvel, “Long-Haul Transmission of PS-QPSK at 100 Gb/s Using Digital Backpropagation”, Photon. Technol. Lett., (99), pp. , (2011).
  5. C. Behrens, S. Makovejs, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory, M. Chen and P.Bayvel, “Pulse-shaping vs Digital Backpropagation in 224Gbit/s PDM-16QAM Transmission”, Opt. Express, 19(14), pp. 12879-12884, (2011).
  6. C. Behrens, D. Lavery, D.S. Millar, S. Makovejs, B.C. Thomsen, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory and P.Bayvel, “Ultra-long-haul transmission of 7×42.9Gbit/s PS-QPSK and PM-BPSK”, Proc. European Conference of Optical Communications 2011, paper Mo.2.B.2, Geneva, Switzerland (2011)
  7. C. Behrens, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory, M. Chen and P. Bayvel, “Nonlinear Transmission Performance of Higher Order Modulation Formats”, Photon. Technol. Lett., 23(6), pp. 377-379, (2011).
  8. C. Behrens, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory, M. Chen and P.Bayvel, “Benefits of digital backpropagation in coherent QPSK and 16QAM fibre links”, Proc. of SPIE 2010, 7988, Article 79880S, (2011).
  9. D. Lavery, C. Behrens and S.J. Savory, “A Comparison of Modulation Fortmats for Passive Optical Networks”, Proc. European Conference of Optical Communications 2011, paper Tu.5.C.5, Geneva, Switzerland (2011).
  10. R.I.Killey and C. Behrens, “Shannon's theory in nonlinear systems”, Journal of Modern Optics, 58(1), pp. 1-10, (2011).
  11. D.S. Millar, D. Lavery, S. Makovejs, C. Behrens, B.C. Thomsen, P. Bayvel and S.J. Savory, “Generation and long-haul transmission of polarization-switched QPSK at 42.9 Gb/s”, Opt. Express, 19(10), pp. 9296-9302, (2011).
  12. C. Behrens, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory, M. Chen and P. Bayvel, “Nonlinear Distortion in Transmission of Higher Order Modulation Formats”, Photon. Technol. Lett., 22(15), pp 1111-1113, (2010).
  13. C. Behrens, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory, M. Chen and P.Bayvel, “Fibre Nonlinearities in WDM-Systems with Reduced Channel-Spacing and Symbol-Rate”, Proc. European Conference of Optical Communications 2010, poster P4.20, Torina, Italy (2010).
  14. C. Behrens, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory, M. Chen and P.Bayvel, “Benefits of digital backpropagation in coherent QPSK and 16QAM fibre links”, Proc. Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition 2010, pp. 359 – 360, Shanghai, China (2010).
  15. D.S. Millar, S. Makovejs, C. Behrens, S. Hellerbrand, R.I. Killey, P. Bayvel and S.J. Savory, “Mitigation of Fiber Nonlinearity using a Digital Coherent Receiver”, J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 16(5), pp. 1217-1226, (2010).
  16. S. Makovejs, D.S. Millar, D. Lavery, C. Behrens, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory and P. Bayvel, “Characterization of long-haul 112Gbit/s PDM-QAM-16 transmission with and without digital nonlinearity compensation”, Opt. Express, 18(12), pp. 12939-12947), (2010).
  17. C. Behrens, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory, M. Chen and P.Bayvel, “Reducing the Impact of Intrachannel Nonlinearities by Pulse-Width Optimisation in Multi-level Phase-Shift-Keyed Transmission”, Proc. European Conference of Optical Communications 2009, paper 10.4.1, Vienna, Austria (2009).
  18. P. Bayvel, C. Behrens, R.I. Killey, S. Makovejs, D.S. Millar and S.J. Savory, “Coherent Electronic Compensation Techniques for Long-Haul Optical Fibre Transmission – Opportunities and Challenges”, Proc. European Conference of Optical Communications 2009, paper 10.7.2, Vienna, Austria (2009).

Funding

He is funded by Huawei Technologies.        Huawei_Logo