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David Millar

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David Millar was born in Manchester, U.K., in 1982. He received the M.Eng. degree in Electronic and Communications Engineering from the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K., in 2007. He was awarded the Ph.D. degree from UCL in 2011 with the thesis title "Digital Signal Processing for Coherent Optical Fibre Communications".

Dr. Millar is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Optical Networks Group. He is currently working on DSP algorithm development for optical access networks, burst mode receivers and ultra long-haul transmission systems. He has served as a reviewer for many research publications including: the Journal of Lightwave Technology; IEEE Photonics Technology Letters; the Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics; and Optics Express.

Research Interests

Coherent optical communication, digital signal processing, nonlinear optics.

Supervisor

Seb Savory

Publications

  1. 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,” Optics Express, vol. 19, 2011, pp. 9296-9302.
  2. D.S. Millar and S.J. Savory, “Blind adaptive equalization of polarization-switched QPSK modulation,” Optics Express, vol. 19, 2011, pp. 8533-8538.
  3. S. Makovejs, E. Torrengo, D.S. Millar, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory, and P. Bayvel, “Comparison of Pulse Shapes in a 224Gbit/s (28Gbaud) PDM-QAM16 Long-Haul Transmission Experiment,” Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC/NFOEC) 2011, 2011, OMR5.
  4. E. Torrengo, S. Makovejs, D.S. Millar, I. Fatadin, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory, and P. Bayvel, “Influence of Pulse Shape in 112-Gb/s WDM PDM-QPSK Transmission,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 22, 2010, pp. 1714-1716.
  5. D.S. Millar, S. Makovejs, I. Fatadin, R. Killey, P. Bayvel, and S. Savory, “Experimental characterisation of QAM16 at symbol rates up to 42 Gbaud,” European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2010 , 2010, P3.20.
  6. 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,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 16, 2010, pp. 1217–1226.
  7. D.S. Millar and S. Savory, “Nonlinear Digital Processing for Uncompensated Systems,” Signal Processing in Photonic Communications (SPPCom) 2010, 2010, SPWB6.
  8. 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,” Optics Express, vol. 18, Jun. 2010, pp. 12939-47.
  9. S. Makovejs, D.S. Millar, V. Mikhailov, G. Gavioli, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory, and P. Bayvel, “Experimental investigation of PDM-QAM16 transmission at 112 Gbit/s over 2400 km,” Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC/NFOEC) 2010, 2010, OMJ6.
  10. S. Makovejs, D.S. Millar, V. Mikhailov, G. Gavioli, R.I. Killey, S.J. Savory, and P. Bayvel, “Novel method of generating QAM-16 signals at 21.3 Gbaud and transmission over 480 km,” Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 22, 2010, pp. 36–38.
  11. P. Bayvel, C. Behrens, R. Killey, S. Makovejs, D.S. Millar, and S.J. Savory, “Coherent electronic compensation techniques for long-haul optical fibre transmission—opportunities and challenges,” European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2009, 2009, 10.7.2.
  12. D.S. Millar, S. Makovejs, V. Mikhailov, R. Killey, P. Bayvel, and S. Savory, “Experimental comparison of nonlinear compensation in long-haul PDM-QPSK transmission at 42.7 and 85.4 Gb/s,” European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2009 , 2009, 9.4.4.