t: +44 (0)115 846 6708
Andy Phillips' doctoral work was with the Centre for Communication Networks Research at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), and he was awarded his PhD for a thesis entitled \"Optically Amplified Digital Pulse Position Modulation Systems\" in 1995. For his postdoctoral work Dr Phillips remained at MMU, primarily working on the EU ACTS programme \"PLANET\" (Photonic Local Access NETwork) project. His initial work on this project involved modelling of optical amplifier cascades, but then moved towards developing protection strategies for the high splitting optically amplified passive optical network (SuperPON) central to the project. In October 2000, he joined Marconi Communications where he focused on optical performance modelling and system design - this time for WDM metropolitan and regional networks. Dr Phillips commenced his current role, at Nottingham, in January 2003. Since his appointment, he has further developed activities in the areas of optical performance monitoring, burst mode reception, optical regeneration and SOA functional photonics. He is the author or co-author of over 70 research publications and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET).
Dr Andy Phillips is (or has formerly been) affiliated with Nottingham-photonic-communications-technology-university-of-nottingham, Photonic and Radio Frequency Engineering Group, University of Nottingham and University of Nottingham.
Areas of Expertise
- BER evaluation within WDM optical networks
- Free space optical communications
- Optical amplification and optical regeneration
- Optical performance monitoring
- Passive optical networks
- SOA based functional photonics