Professor Arthur James Lowery

BSc (Hons) Dunelm, PhD (Nottingham), Fellow IEEE, Fellow ATSE, (Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering), ARC Laureate Fellow

Professor Arthur Lowery in Monash Electro-Photonics Laboratory

Professor (and Head Jan. 2007-March 2012), Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, 3800, Australia

ARC Laureate Fellow 2013-2018, Electro-Photonic Interchanges

Science Leader and Chief Investigator, CUDOS - Terabit/s Devices and Systems Project

Chief Investigator, Centre for Integrative Brain Function (ARC Centre of Excellence)

Director and Project Leader, Monash Vision Group - Bionic Eye Latest 2014 Annual Report

CTO, Ofidium Pty Ltd (Optical OFDM and Nonlinearity Compensation)

Recent Grants

  • Dec 2013: Australian Research Council, Centres of Excellence, Centre for Integrative Brain Function CIBF$20M
  • July 2013: Australian Research Council, Laureate Fellowships - Electro-Photonic Interchanges Announcement $3M
    • I have been awarded $3M to develop a new generation of hybrid electro-optic processors for accessing the information capacity of optical fibres. This project will deliver the science for a new generation of green optical networks, by identifying optimum combinations of electronic and photonic signal processing to solve fundamental data bottlenecks. It will implement these technologies in powerful electro-photonic chips, upon which superior energy-efficient internet switches can be built.
    • I am currently seeking postdocs and graduate students in: electronic chip design (analog and digital), photonic chip design, signal processing for optical signals, computer simulation of electro-photonic systems. Scholarships are available to suitable candidates.
  • January 2011: Australian Research Council, Centres of Excellence Program - Centre for Ultrabroadband Optical Devices and Systems CUDOS Homepage and Annual Report 2012 with The University of Sydney, ANU, Macquarie Univ., Swinburne Univ. of Technology, RMIT and UTS $23.5M
    • I am the Science Leader in the Terabit per Second Photonic Devices and Systems Project. We are currently seeking a Postdoc research in Photonic Systems and Subsystems, and PhD students.
    • Scholarships are available to suitable candidates.
  • December 2009: Australian Research Council, Special Research Initiative: "Direct stimulation of the visual cortex: a flexible strategy for restoring high-acuity pattern vision" - a Bionic Eye $8M (Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, miniFAB and Grey Innovation)

    Prizes and Honours

  • January 2009, Elected as a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA) for "leadership in computer modelling of optical communication systems"
  • November 2007, Elected to be a Fellow ATSE (Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering) (Press Release)
  • April 2007: Clunies Ross Award “For excellence in the application of science and technology,for the economic benefit of Australia>”, awarded by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)
  • June 2006: Peter Doherty Prize for Innovation (with Jean Armstrong and Leonore Ryan). Awarded $100,000 forFaster Optical Communications – Optical Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexingat Commercialization Expo, Melbourne, 2006. We also won the ICT Prize and the ANZA Technology Award at the same event. Review of First Five Years of Long-Haul Optical OFDM
  • Publications

    Note: the Optics Express papers can be downloaded for free from their site: Optics Express , though I have provided direct links to the abstract pages.

      Web of Knowledge Researcher ID: A-5937-2009

      ORCID Researcher ID: 0000-0001-7237-0121

      SCOPUS Researcher ID: 7006207066

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      Arthur's pre-2008 publications list can be found here (with downloads).

      2016 Publications (to July 2016):

      • Jokhakar Jignesh, Bill Corcoran, and Arthur Lowery, "Parallelized unscented Kalman filters for carrier recovery in coherent optical communication," Opt. Lett. 41, 3253-3256 (2016)
      • Lewis, P. M., Ayton, L. N., Guymer, R. H., Lowery, A. J., Blamey, P. J., Allen, P. J., Luu, C. D. and Rosenfeld, J. V., "Advances in implantable bionic devices for blindness: a review," ANZ Journal of Surgery. doi: 10.1111/ans.13616 (2016)
      • Binhuang Song, Chen Zhu, Bill Corcoran, Leimeng Zhuang, and Arthur James Lowery, "Banded all-optical OFDM super-channels with low-bandwidth receivers," Opt. Express 24, 17968-17979 (2016) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Arthur James Lowery and Leimeng Zhuang, "Photonic integrated circuit as a picosecond pulse timing discriminator," Optics Express, 24, 8776-8781 (2016) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Arthur James Lowery,"Comparisons of spectrally-enhanced asymmetrically-clipped optical OFDM systems," Optics Express 24(4) pp. 3950-3966, (2016) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Leimeng Zhuang, Chen Zhu, Chris G. H. Roeloffzen, Arne Leinse, Bill Corcoran, Maurizio Burla, Jochen Schröder and Arthur Lowery "Sub-GHz-resolution C-band Nyquist-filtering interleaver on a high-index-contrast photonic integrated ,Opt. Express 24, 5715-5727 (2016), Free from Optics Infobase
      • Leimeng Zhuang, Chen Zhu, Yiwei Xie, Maurizio Burla, Chris G. H. Roeloffzen, Marcel Hoekman, Bill Corcoran and Arthur J. Lowery, "Nyquist-filtering (De)multiplexer using a ring resonator assisted interferometer circuit," IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. J. Lightwave Technol. 34 (8), 1824-183 (2016)
      • Chen Zhu, Binhuang Song, Leimeng Zhuang, Bill Corcoran, and Arthur James Lowery, "Subband Pairwise Coding for Robust Nyquist-WDM Superchannel Transmission," J. Lightwave Technol. 34, 1746-1753 (2016)
      • Bill Corcoran, Chen Zhu, Jochen Schröder, Leimeng Zhuang, Benjamin Foo, Maruizio Burla, Willem P. Beeker, Arne Leinse, Chris G.H. Roeloffzen, Arthur J. Lowery, "Multi-Pass Performance of a Chip-Enhanced WSS for Nyquist-WDM Sub-band Switching," J. Lightwave Technol., 34 (8), 1824-1830 (2016)
      • Arthur James Lowery, "Application of Photonic Circuits for Optical OFDM and Nyquist WDM", (Invited) Optical Fiber Communications, OFC2016, Anaheim, CA, W3D.7
      • Arthur James Lowery, "Enhanced Asymmetrically Clipped Optical OFDM for High Spectral Efficiency and Sensitivity," Optical Fiber Communications, OFC2016, Anaheim, CA, paper Th2A.30
      • Yiwei Xie, Leimeng Zhuang, Chen Zhu, and Arthur James Lowery, "Nyquist-WDM Channel Generation using an Arrayed Waveguide Grating Router," Optical Fiber Communications, accepted for Optical Fiber Communications, OFC2016, Anaheim, CA, paper W2A.37
      • Chen Zhu, Bill Corcoran, Leimeng Zhuang, Jochen Schröder, Marizio Burla, Willem P. Beeker, Arne Leinse, Chris G.H. Roeloffzen, and Arthur J. Lowery, "Investigation of Performance-Enhanced ROADMs for N-WDM Superchannels Carrying High-Order QAM," Optical Fiber Communications, OFC2016, Anaheim, CA, paper M3E.2
      • Chen Zhu, Bill Corcoran, Leimeng Zhuang, and Arthur J. Lowery, "Doubling the ROADM Sites using Pairwise Coding for 4%-Guard-Band Superchannels," Optical Fiber Communications, OFC2016, Anaheim, CA, paper Th1D1
      • Jignesh Jokhakar, Bill Corcoran, Chen Zhu and Arthur J. Lowery, "Unscented Kalman Filters for Polarization State Tracking and Phase Noise Mitigation," Optical Fiber Communications, OFC2016, Anaheim, CA, paper Tu2A4

      2015 Publications:

      • Zihan Geng, Bill Corcoran, Chen Zhu, and Arthur James Lowery, "Time-lenses for time-division multiplexing of optical OFDM channels", Optics Express, Vol. 23(23), pp. 29788-29801 (2015) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Leimeng Zhuang, Maurizio Burla, Caterina Taddei, Chris G. H. Roeloffzen, Marcel Hoekman, Arne Leinse, Klaus-J. Boller, and Arthur J. Lowery, "Integrated microwave photonic splitter with reconfigurable amplitude, phase and delay offsets," to be published in Optics Letters 2015
      • Leimeng Zhuang, Chris G. H. Roeloffzen, Marcel Hoekman, Klaus-J. Boller, and Arthur J. Lowery, "Programmable photonic signal processor chip for radiofrequency applications," Optica 2(10), 854-859 (2015) Optics Infobase
      • Chen Zhu, Binhuang Song, Bill Corcoran, Leimeng Zhuang, and Arthur James Lowery, "Improved polarization dependent loss tolerance for polarization multiplexed coherent optical systems by polarization pairwise coding", Opt. Express 23(21), 27434-27447 (2015) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Arthur James Lowery, Yiwei Xie, Chen Zhu, "Systems performance comparison of three all-optical generation schemes for quasi-Nyquist WDM" Optics Express 23(17) 21706-21718, (2015) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Arthur James Lowery, Bill Corcoran, and Chen Zhu, "Widely-tunable low-phase-noise coherent receiver using an optical Wadley loop," Opt. Express 23, 19891-19900 (2015) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Chen Zhu, Binhuang Song, Leimeng Zhuang, Bill Corcoran, Arthur J. Lowery,"Sub-band pairwise coding for inter-channel-interference mitigation in superchannel transmission systems", ECOC 2015, Valencia, Spain, Sept. 2015, paper Tu.3.4.3
      • Leimeng Zhaung, Chen Zhu, Maurizio Burla, Chris Roeloffzen, Arne Leinse, Benjamin Foo, Bill Corcoran, Arthur Lowery, "Optical Generation of Nyquist-spacing super-channel using a ring resonator-based flat-top interleaver," ECOC 2015, Valencia, Spain, Sept. 2015, We.1.6.4
      • Bill Corcoran, Chen Zhu, Jochen Schröder, Leimeng Zhuang , Benjamin Foo , Marizio Burla, Willem P. Beeker, Arne Leinse, Chris G.H. Roeloffzen, Arthur J.Lowery, "A wavelength selective switch for optical add/drop multiplexing of sub-bands within Nyquist WDM super-channels", ECOC 2015, Valencia, Spain, Sept. 2015, paper Tu.3.5.2
      • Arthur J. Lowery, Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld, Philip M. Lewis, Damien Browne, Anand Mohan, Emma Brunton, Edwin Yan, Jerome Maller, Collette Mann, Ramesh Rajan, Marcello Rosa, and Jeanette Pritchard, "Restoration of Vision using Wireless Cortical Implants: the Monash Vision Group Project", 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, August 2015
      • Emma K. Brunton, Bjorn Winther-Jensen, Chun Wang, Edwin B. Yan, Saman Hagh Gooie, Arthur J. Lowery, Ramesh Rajan, "In vivo comparison of the charge densities required to evoke motor responses using novel annular penetrating microelectrodes," Front. Neuroeng., Volume 8, Article 5, 12 May 2015 Online Edition
      • Emma K. Brunton, Edwin B. Yan, Katherine L. Gillespie-Jones, Arthur Lowery, and Ramesh Rajan, "Chronic Thresholds for Evoking Perceptual Responses in the Rat Sensory Cortex", Presented at the 7th International IEEE EMBS Neural Engineering Conference (NER'15), Montpellier, France, April 22-24, 2015.
      • Benjamin Foo, Bill Corcoran, and Arthur Lowery, "Optoelectronic method for inline compensation of XPM in long-haul optical links," Opt. Express 23, 859-872 (2015) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Jeffrey Rosenfeld, Philip M Lewis, Helen M Ackland, Arthur J Lowery, "Restoration of vision in blind individuals using bionic devices: A review with a focus on cortical visual prostheses," Brain Research, doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2014.11.020 Volume 1595, 21 January 2015, Pages 51-73 Online Edition
      • B. Song, L. Zhuang, C. Zhu, B.Corcoran, A.Lowery, "Single ring resonator QPSK modulator," Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics, CLEO 2015, San Jose, CA. paper SW1N1
      • L. Zhuang, C. Zhu, B. Corcoran, and A. Lowery, "All-optical coherent OFDM transmission of 8 x 40 Gb/s using an on-chip AWGR-FT 1 x 8 decoder circuit," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper W3C.2. Optics Infobase
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      • L. Zhuang, B. Foo, C. Zhu, B. Corcoran, B. Song, and A. Lowery, "Ring-based interleaver for Nyquist filtering and WDM multiplexing," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper Tu3A.6. Optics Infobase PDF
      • C. Zhu, B. Corcoran, M. Morshed, L. Zhuang, and A. Lowery, "Faster-than-Nyquist DFT-S-OFDM using Overlapping Sub-Bands and Duobinary Filtering," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper Th3G.5. Optics Infobase
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      • C. Zhu, B. Song, L. Zhuang, B. Corcoran, and A. Lowery, "Pairwise Coding to Mitigate Polarization Dependent Loss," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper W4K.4. Optics Infobase PDF
      • B. Foo, B. Corcoran, and A. Lowery, "Optoelectronic method for distributed compensation of XPM in long haul WDM systems," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper Th2A.24. Optics Infobase
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      2014 Publications:

      • Chen Zhu, Bill Corcoran, An V. Tran, and Arthur J Lowery, "Nyquist-WDM System Using Joint Matched Filtering and Adaptive Equalization with Low-Complexity" IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., Vol. 26(23) Dec 1, 214, pp. 2323-2336
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      • Arthur James Lowery, Chen Zhu, Emanuele Viterbo and Bill Corcoran, "All-optical generation of DFT-S-OFDM superchannels using periodic sinc pulses", Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.27026-27041, 2014 (CUDOS) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Arthur James Lowery, "All-Optical DAC using Counter-Propagating Optical and Electrical Pulses in a Mach-Zehnder Modulator" Optics Express, vol. 22(21), pp. 26429-26437, 2014 (Electro-Photonics Lab) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Colm Browning, Liang B. Du, A. J. Lowery, L.P. Barry, "Reconfigurable WDM-OFDM-PON employing wavelength selective switching with SSB and direct detection optical OFDM," Optics Communications, vol. 334, pp. 314-318, 2014
      • L. Zhuang, B. Corcoran, C. Zhu, Arthur Lowery (2014). "Photonic High-Bandwidth RF Splitter with Arbitrary Amplitude and Phase Offset," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. vol. 26(21): pp. 2122 - 2125, 2014
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      • C. Zhu, A. V. Tran, Liang B. Du, Arthur Lowery, "Training-Aided Coherent Optical Single-Carrier System With Improved Nonlinearity Tolerance", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., 26(21), pp. 1211-1214, 2014
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      • L. Du, D. Rafique, A. Napoli, B. Spinnler, A. Ellis, M. Kuschnerov, Arthur Lowery, "Digital Fiber Nonlinearity Compensation. Towards 1-Tb/s Transport" IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 31 (2), 46-56, 2014
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      • Monir Morshed, Liang B. Du, Benjamin Foo, Mark D. Pelusi, and Arthur J. Lowery, "Experimental demonstrations of polarization multiplexed CO-OFDM systems using mid-span spectral inversion for nonlinearity compensation" Opt. Express, 22(9), 10455-10466 (2014) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Arthur James Lowery, Jochen Schröder, and Liang B. Du, "Flexible all-optical frequency allocation of OFDM subcarriers," Opt. Express 22, 1045-1057 (2014) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Jochen Schröder, Liang B. Du, Joel Carpenter, Benjamin J. Eggleton and Arthur J. Lowery, "All-Optical OFDM with Cyclic Prefix Insertion Using Flexible Wavelength Selective Switch Optical Processing." J. Lightwave Technol. vol. 32(4), pp. 752-759, (Feb. 15, 2014) Print ISSN: 0733-8724, Online ISSN: 1558-2213, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/JLT.2013.2288638
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      • P. Guan, S. Lefrancois, M. Lillieholm, H. C. Hansen Mulvad, K. M. Røge, H. Hu, J. Schröder, B. J. Eggleton, Z. Geng, A. J. Lowery, T. Morioka, L. K. Oxenløw, "All-optical OFDM System using a Wavelength Selective Switch based Transmitter and a Spectral Magnification based Receiver," ECOC2014, Cannes, France, paper Tu.3.6.2
      • Chen Zhu, Bill Corcoran, Arthur Lowery, "Experimental Comparison between Nyquist-WDM and Continuous DFT-S-OFDM systems," ECOC2014, Cannes, France, paper Tu.1.5.5
      • A. J. Lowery: "Electro-optical DAC using Counter-Propagating Pulses" OECC/ACOFT, July 6-10th, Melbourne, 2014, paper THPDP2-3 Postdeadline Paper
      • A. J. Lowery: "Generation and transmission of All-optical OFDM" OECC/ACOFT, July 6-10th, Melbourne, 2014, paper WE8B-5 (Invited) pp. 622-624
      • Monir Morshed, Bill Corcoran, and Arthur J. Lowery, "Mid-span Spectral Inversion in broad band CO-OFDM systems for increased transmission distance", OECC/ACOFT, July 6-10th, Melbourne, 2014, paper WE8B-2
      • Monir Morshed, Bill Corcoran, Liang B. Du, Benjamin Foo, Chen Zhu, and Arthur J. Lowery, "Carrier Phase Recovery Aided by Mid-Span Spectral Inversion in an N-WDM System", OECC/ACOFT, July 6-10, 2014, Melbourne, Australia, paper Th11F-4
      • Chen Zhu, Bill Corcoran, An V. Tran and Arthur Lowery, "Experimental Investigation of Matched Filtering and Blind Adaptive Equalizer Design for Nyquist-WDM System" OECC/ACOFT, July 6-10, 2014, Melbourne, Australia, paper MO2B-5
      • Bill Corcoran, Chen Zhu, Liang Du and Arthur J. Lowery "Nonlinear Tolerance of Closely Spaced WDM Channels" OECC/ACOFT, July 6-10, 2014, Melbourne, Australia, paper Th11F-1
      • Liang Du and Arthur J. Lowery "DAC generated multi-channel Nyquist WDM" OECC/ACOFT, July 6-10, 2014, Melbourne, Australia ,paper MO2B-1
      • Mohammad M. Morshed, Bill Corcoran, and Arthur Lowery, "Improving Broad-band Mid-span Spectral Inversion Performance for Fiber Nonlinearity Compensation," CLEO: Science and Innovations, San Jose, California United States, June 8-13, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-55752-999-2, paper SW1J.8
      • Liang B. Du and Arthur J. Lowery, "Channelized chromatic dispersion compensation for XPM suppression and simplified digital SPM compensation," OFC 2014, San Francisco, CA, paper W2A.13
      • C. Zhu, L. B. Du, B. Corcoran, A. V. Tran, T. Anderson, A. J. Lowery, and E. Skafidas, "1.15 Tb/s Nyquist PDM 16-QAM Transmission with Joint Matched Filtering and Frequency-Domain Equalization," OFC 2014, San Francisco, CA, paper Th4D.4
      • C. Zhu, L. B. Du, A. V. Tran, A. J. Lowery, and E. Skafidas, "Training-Aided PDM 64-QAM Transmission with Enhanced Fiber Nonlinearity Tolerance," OFC 2014, San Francisco, CA,paper M2A.7
      • Mohammad M. Morshed; Arthur J. Lowery; Liang B. Du, "Reducing Nonlinear Distortion in Optical Phase Conjugation using a Midway Phase-Shifting Filter," OFC 2014, paper W2A.56.

      2013 Publications:

      • Jean-Michel Redoute, Damien Browne, David Fitrio, Arthur Lowery, Lindsay Kleeman, "A reduced data bandwidth integrated electrode driver for visual intracortical neural stimulation in 0.35 um high voltage CMOS," Microelectronics Journal, Volume 44, Issue 4, April 2013, Pages 277-282 PDF
      • Chun Wang, Emma Brunton, Saman Haghgooie, Kahli Cassells, Arthur Lowery and Ramesh Rajan, "Characteristics of electrode impedance and stimulation efficacy of a chronic cortical implant using novel annulus electrodes in rat motor cortex", J Neural Eng. 2013 Aug;10(4):046010. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/10/4/046010. Epub 2013 Jul 3.
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      • Liang Du and Arthur Lowery, "Multi-channel generation and reception of Nyquist-WDM using digital DFTs" OECC 2013, Kyoto, Japan, July 2013
      • Monir Morshed, Liang B. Du and Arthur J. Lowery, "Improving the Performance of Optical Phase Conjugator Using a Mid-way Filter", OECC 2013, Kyoto, Japan, July 2013
      • Monir Morshed, Liang B. Du, Benjamin Foo, Mark D. Pelusi, and A. J. Lowery, "Optical Phase Conjugation for Nonlinearity Compensation of 1.21-Tb/s Pol-Mux Coherent Optical OFDM," OECC 2013, Kyoto, Japan, July 2013 (Postdeadline Paper)
      • Monir Morshed, Liang Du, and Arthur Lowery, "Mid-span spectral inversion for coherent optical OFDM systems: fundamental limits to performance" J. Lightwave Technol. vol. 31(1), 58-66 (2013)
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      • Liang B. Du; Jochen Schröder; Joel Carpenter; Ben Eggleton; Arthur J. Lowery, "Flexible All-Optical OFDM using WSSs", National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (online), Postdeadline Paper PDP5B.9
      • Monir Morshed, Arthur J. Lowery, and Liang B. Du, "Improving performance of optical phase conjugation by splitting the nonlinear element," Opt. Express 21, 4567-4577 (2013) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Jochen Schröder, Michaël A. F. Roelëns, Liang B. Du, Arthur J. Lowery, Steve Frisken, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "An optical FPGA: Reconfigurable simultaneous multi-output spectral pulse-shaping for linear optical processing," Opt. Express 21, 690-697 (2013) Free from Optics Infobase
      • J. B. Schröder, L. B. Du, M. M. Morshed, B. Eggleton, and A. J. Lowery, "Colorless Flexible Signal Generator for Elastic Networks and Rapid Prototyping," in National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JW2A.44. Optics Infobase
      • L. B. Du, J. Schröder, M. M. Morshed, B. Eggleton, and A. J. Lowery, "Optical Inverse Fourier Transform Generated 11.2-Tbit/s No-Guard-Interval All-Optical OFDM Transmission," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper OW3B.5. Optics Infobase

      2012 Publications:

      • Liang Du and Arthur Lowery, "The validity of 'Odd and Even' channels for testing all-optical OFDM and Nyquist WDM long-haul fiber systems" Optics Express, Vol. 20 Issue 26, pp.B445-B451 (2012) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Brunton E, Lowery AJ and Rajan R (2012) "A comparison of microelectrodes for a visual cortical prosthesis using finite element analysis," Front. Neuroeng. 5:23. doi: 10.3389/fneng.2012.00023 Online Edition
      • Chen Zhu, An V. Tran, Simin Chen, Liang B. Du, Trevor Anderson, Arthur J. Lowery, and Efstratios Skafidas, "Improved Two-Stage Equalization for Coherent Pol-Mux QPSK and 16-QAM Systems," Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 26, pp. B141-B150 (2012), Free from Optics Infobase
      • Monir Morshed, Liang Du and Arthur Lowery, "Performance limitation of coherent optical OFDM systems with non-ideal optical phase conjugation," IEEE Photonics Conference, September 2012, Burlingame, CA, paper, TuU
      • Liang B. Du, Mohammad Monir Morshed, and Arthur J. Lowery, "Fiber nonlinearity compensation for OFDM super-channels using optical phase conjugation," Optics Express, Vol. 20, pp. 19921-19927 (2012) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Liang Du and Arthur Lowery, "Experimental investigation of the effect of using "Odd and Even" channels in all-optical OFDM and Nyquist WDM system comparisons", European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC2012, Amsterdam, Sept 18th 2012, paper Tu.4.C.5
      • Trevor Anderson, An Tran, Simin Chen, Don Hewitt, Arthur Lowery, Liang Du, "Optical Performance Monitoring with Low Bandwidth Coherent Receivers" European Conference on Optical Communications, ECOC2012, Amsterdam, Sept. 2012, paper Th.2.A.1
      • Simin Chen, Trevor Anderson, Don Hewitt, An V. Tran, Chen Zhu, Liang B. Du, Arthur J. Lowery, and Efstratios Skafidas, "Optical Performance Monitoring for OFDM Using Low Bandwidth Coherent Receivers" Optics Express, Vol. 20 Issue 27, pp.28724-28733 (2012) http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.028724
      • Chen Zhu, An V. Tran, Simin Chen, Liang B. Du, Trevor Anderson, Arthur Lowery, Efstratios Skafidas, "Dual-stage frequency domain blind equalization for long-haul coherent polarization-multiplexed QPSK and 16-QAM systems", European Conference on Optical Communications, ECOC 2012, Amsterdam, Sept. 2012, paper We.1.A.2
      • Chen Zhu, An V. Tran, Simin Chen, Liang B. Du, Cuong C. Do, Trevor Anderson, Arthur J. Lowery, and Efstratios Skafidas, "Statistical moments-based OSNR monitoring for coherent optical systems," Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 16, pp. 17711-17721 (2012) Free from Optics Infobase
      • A. J. Lowery "Inserting a cyclic prefix using arrayed-waveguide grating routers in all-optical OFDM transmitters," Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 9742-9754 (2012) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Yi Hong, A. J. Lowery, and Emanuele Viterbo, "Sensitivity improvement and carrier power reduction in direct-detection optical OFDM systems by subcarrier pairing," Opt. Express 20, 1635-1648 (2012) Free from Optics Infobase
      • J. Schröder, Michaël Rölens, Liang Du, A. J. Lowery, Benjamin Eggleton, "Multi-output-port spectral pulse-shaping for simulating complex interferometric structures," Conference on Lasers and Electrooptics (CLEO 2012), San Jose, CA, paper OM2H.6
      • L. B. Du, J. Schröder and A. J. Lowery, "Blind subcarrier equalization without pre-filtering for optical OFDM systems", Optical Fiber Communications (OFC 2012), 2012, Los Angeles, CA.
      • J. Schröder; L. B. Du; M. A. Roelens; B. Eggleton; A. J. Lowery, "Reconfigurable all-optical discrete Fourier transform in a wavelength selective switch for optical OFDM demultiplexing", Optical Fiber Communications (OFC 2012), 2012, Los Angeles, CA paper OTh1G.6
      • A. J. Lowery, "Sensitivity to phase errors of Fourier transforms using arrayed waveguide grating routers for optical OFDM", Optical Fiber Communications (OFC 2012), 2012, Los Angeles, CA , paper JTh2A.7
      • Liang Du, Jochen Schröder, Benjamin Eggleton, Arthur Lowery, "Reconfigurable Optical OFDM Transmitter Using an Inverse Optical Fourier Transform", OECC, Busan, Korea, July 2012, Postdeadline PDP1-1
      • An Tran, Chen Zhu, Cao Do, Simin Chen, Liang B. Du, Trevor Anderson , Arthur Lowery and Efstratios Skafidas, "Single Carrier QPSK and 16 QAM System Demonstration Using Frequency Domain Equalization and Training Sequences" OECC 2012, Busan, Korea
      • Chen Zhu, An V. Tran, S. Chen, L. B. Du, T. Anderson, A. J. Lowery, and E. Skafidas, "Frequency Domain Multi-Modulus Blind Equalization for Coherent 16 QAM Polarization-Multiplexed System" OECC 2012, Busan, Korea
      • Chen Zhu; Tran, A.V.; Simin Chen; Du, L.B.; Anderson, T.; Lowery, A.J.; Skafidas, E.; , "Frequency-Domain Blind Equalization for Long-Haul Coherent Pol-Mux 16-QAM System With CD Prediction and Dual-Mode Adaptive Algorithm," Photonics Journal, IEEE, 4, (5), 1653-1661, Oct. 2012, doi: 10.1109/JPHOT.2012.2214378
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      • Cuong Do, An Tran, Chen Zhu, Simin Chen, Liang Du, Trevor Anderson, Arthur Lowery and Efstratios Skafidas, "PMD Monitoring in 16QAM Coherent Optical System using Golay Sequences" OECC 2012, Busan, Korea
      • Chen Zhu, An Vu Tran, Simin Chen, Liang Du, Coung Do, Trevor Anderson, Arthur James Lowery and Stan Skafidas, "Moments-based OSNR Monitoring for QPSK and QAM Coherent Optical Systems" OECC 2012, Busan, Korea
      • Jochen Schröder, Michael Rölens, Liang Du, Arthur Lowery and Benjamin Eggleton, "LCOS based waveshaper technology for optical signal processing and performance monitoring", paper 6E1-3, OECC 2012, Busan, Korea
      • Liang B. Du, Mohammad M. Morshed and Arthur J. Lowery, "604-Gb/s Coherent Optical OFDM Over 800 km of S-SMF with Mid-Span Spectral Inversion", paper B2-3 1, OECC 2012, Busan, Korea. Winner of the Best Transmission Systems Student Paper, Full Story

      2011 Publications:

      • A. J. Lowery and Liang B. Du, "Optical orthogonal division multiplexing for long haul optical communications: A review of the last five years" An invited review article for Optical Fiber Technology special edition "100G and Beyond (Ed. M. Chbat)", 17, 421-438 (2011) PDF

      • Liang B. Du and A. J. Lowery, "Pilot-based XPM nonlinearity compensator for CO-OFDM systems," Opt. Express, 19, pp. B862-B867 (2011) Free from Optics Infobase
      • A. J. Lowery and Liang B. Du, "All-optical OFDM transmitter design using AWGRs and low-bandwidth modulators", Optics Express, 19, 15696-15704 (2011) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Yi Hong, Arthur Lowery, Emanuele Viterbo, "Subcarrier Pairing For Direct-Detection Optical OFDM Systems" European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC2011), Geneva, Sept. 2011, Session OFDM III, paper Th.11.B.2
      • Liang Du, A. J. Lowery, "Experimental demonstration of pilot-based XPM nonlinearity compensator for CO-OFDM systems," European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC2011), Geneva, Sept. 2011, Session OFDM III, paper Th.11.B.4
      • Liang B. Du and A.J. Lowery, "Optimizing the subcarrier granularity of coherent optical communications systems," Opt. Express 19, 8079-8084 (2011) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Liang B. Du and A. J. Lowery, "No-guard-interval coherent optical OFDM with self-tuning receiver," Opt. Express 19, 2181-2186 (2011) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Liang B. Du and A. J. Lowery, "Pilot-based cross-phase modulation compensation for coherent optical orthogonal frequency division multiplexing long-haul optical communications systems," Opt. Lett. 36, 1647-1649 (2011) http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-9-1647
      • Liang B. Du and A. J. Lowery, "Experimental demonstration of XPM compensation for CO-OFDM Systems with periodic dispersion maps," Optical Fiber Communications 2011, Los Angeles, CA, Overall winner of the Corning Outstanding Student Paper Award 2011

      2010 Publications:

      • Liang B. Du and A. J. Lowery, "Mitigation of Dispersion Penalty for Short-Cyclic-Prefix Coherent Optical OFDM Systems", European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2010), Torino, Italy, Sept. 2010 paper Tu.4.A.5
      • Liang B. Du and A. J. Lowery, "Improved single channel backpropagation for intra-channel fiber nonlinearity compensation in long-haul optical communication systems", Opt. Express 18, 17075-17088 (2010) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Liang B. Du and Arthur J. Lowery, "Practical XPM Compensation Method for Coherent Optical OFDM systems", Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 22(5), pp.320-322, (2009)
      • A. J. Lowery, "Design of arrayed-waveguide grating routers for use as optical OFDM demultiplexers", Opt. Express 18, 14129-14143 (2010) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Dung Dai Tran and A. J. Lowery, "SPM mitigation in 16-ary amplitude-and-differential-phase shift keying long-haul optical transmission systems" Opt. Express 18, 7790-7797 (2010). (ISI Impact: 3.709) Free from Optics Infobase
      • B.J.C. Schmidt, Z. Zan, L. B. Du and A.J. Lowery, "120 Gbit/s Over 500-km Using Single-Band Polarization-Multiplexed Self-Coherent Optical OFDM", J. Lightwave Technology, vol. 28 (4), pp. 328-335 (2010)
      • Liang B. Du and Arthur J.Lowery, "Compensating XPM for 100 Gbit/s Coherent Channels with 10 Gbit/s Direct-Detection NRZ Neighbors," Optical Fiber Communications (OFC 2010), 23rd March 2010, San Diego, CA, paper OTuE7
      • Liang B. Du, Brendon J. C. Schmidt, and Arthur J. Lowery,"Efficient Digital Backpropagation for PDM-CO-OFDM Optical Transmission Systems", Optical Fiber Communications (OFC 2010), 23rd March 2010, San Diego, CA, paper OTuE2
      • Zuraidah Zan and A. J. Lowery, "Experimental demonstration of a flexible and stable semiconductor laser linewidth emulator," Opt. Express 18, 13880-13885 (2010) Free from Optics Infobase
      • Zuraidah Zan, Liang B. Y. Du, and Arthur J. Lowery, "Experimental Demonstration on the Reduction of Linewidth Impact in a Self-Heterodyne Optical OFDM System", Optical Fiber Communications (OFC 2010), 25th March 2010, San Diego, CA, paper JThA8

      2009 Publications:

      Papers on noise and its mitigation for optical OFDM systems (and a full paper on our experimental demonstrations):

      Earlier papers on fiber nonlinearity and its compensation for optical OFDM systems:

      Invited Papers and Keynote Speeches:

      • A. J. Lowery "Optical Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing: the story so far....", Keynote Speech, International Symposium on Global Optical Infrastructure Technologies towards the Next Decades (A New Horizon of Innovations in Optical Communications Technologies), Wed 12th Nov. 2008, organised by NiCT, Tokyo, Japan
      • A. J. Lowery "Electronic Dispersion Compensation and Optical OFDM", Keynote Speech,opening of Malaysia Photonics 2008, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, August 2008.
      • A. J. Lowery, "Optical OFDM," Invited Talk, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2008), San Jose, May 2008, paper CWN1
      • Invited Tutorial at ECOC 2007 (Berlin): Adaptation of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing, OFDM, to Compensate Impairments in Optical Transmission Systems

      Early experimental results for direct-detection OFDM for long-haul systems:

      Early Long-Haul Optical OFDM Papers

      Photonic Simulations and Modeling Papers

    My motivations and interests

    My goal is to make things that are useful - that is make life easier or more efficient when using resources. Fortunately, the discipline of Electrical/Electronic Engineering gives me many tools to persue my dreams, and these tools are improving all of the time. This enables me to test ideas almost immediately using a laptop computer, for example. The ideas themselves come from putting together aspects of many fields in novel ways. Thus, it has helped that I have been building circuits since age 4, and that I have worked with collegues in industry and academia that have similar interests. I've also used electronics more socially - building electric guitars, effects boxes, designing stage lighting and presently designing and restoring high-end audio equipment. I call this electronic archeology, as it's great to get inside the mind of the original designer(s) and try to provide a product with a minimal number of parts and exceptional performance.

    Another great feature is electronics is its modularity. That is, you can learn some basic building blocks and create new ideas by combining them in different ways. It's these novel combinations that provide unexpected excitement - you cannot predict how they are going to interact before 'building' the system. By building, the behaviour of the whole system can now be predicted on a computer. Twenty years ago simulation of complex systems meant coding in text: that's what inspired me to create Photonic Design Automation, where icons representing different photonic components could be interconnected (with a mouse) to allow a complex system to be simulated (which became http://www.vpiphotonics.com ). This also ties into my interest in music (hear the audio files below), my early research in representing semiconductor lasers as transmission lines (like guitar strings) and drew from being able to interconnecting guitar effects ('stomp boxes') in many different orders, with suprising results. The products I developed at VPI allowed me to simulate optical OFDM ideas quickly, before building them in the laboratory.

    Finally, electronics ideas are easy to get to market, relatively. That's because the common design platform is the computer - manufacturers take your design files and make them for you in a seamless process. As for software, you need electrical engineering techniques, such as signal processing, to make your Apps interesting - pattern recognition, for example. The early Virtual Photonics (eventually VPIphotonics) grew from two of us programming on the kitchen table (and copying disks on the ironing board) into a global business supplying thousands of design engineers. However, we needed to understand communications theory and laser physics in order to have a compelling product.

    A more formal CV.....

    Arthur Lowery is an engineer, innovator and educator with a proven success record transforming ground breaking technical innovations into successful international businesses. His core competencies in management of research and development, communications technology, intellectual property management, export marketing, and innovative teaching. He has a proven track record launching Australian businesses in US and Europe, and has extensive contacts in the global scientific and technical business communities.

    Arthur built the global Photonic Design Automation (PDA) industry from his fundamental research in semiconductor laser modeling (see http://www.vpiphotonics.com ). In 1996 he founded Virtual Photonics Pty Ltd (later Inc) with Phil Gurney, to commercialise OPALS, a software tool for designing optical communications devices and circuits. In 1997 GOLD was launched to an enthusiastic and rapidly-growing market. GOLD (Gigabit Optical Link Designer) was developed in a joint project with Telstra and the University of Melbourne. Phil and Arthur merged Virtual Photonics Inc with BNeD Inc, a competitor out of the Heinrich Hertz Institute (Berlin) that had obtained government funding and VC money, to form VPI Virtual Photonics Inc in late 1998 (known in the industry as VPI). VPI has grown by technology acquisition and internal development to be the leading supplier of design tools for communication components, systems and networks (see www.vpisystems.com and www.vpiphotonics.com ). VPI boasts 150 corporations as customers and VPI’s software tools are used by over 130 universities for research and teaching. Over 1000 scientific papers cite VPI as their simulation tool. Free software tools are available for teaching at http://www.vpiphotonics.com/VPIplayer.php.

    Arthur was appointed Chair of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, at Monash University (15 km SE of Melbourne City) in September 2004 ( www.ecse.monash.edu.au). He led the department through substantial changes that have seen a resurgence in its research reputation.

    In 2008, Arthur founded Ofidium Pty Ltd, which secured A$6M of funding in March 2009. Ofidium holds a portfolio of granted patents in optical OFDM and nonlinearity compensation for optical communications systems.

    His research interests include:

    • Optical OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) - the use of OFDM techniques to improve the performance of fiber and free-space optical systems. This work is funded by the ARC under its Discovery program. http://www.opticsexpress.org/ViewMedia.cfm?id=86439&seq=0 http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-6-2079
    • Bionic Vision. Arthur leads the Monash Vision Group , which is developing a bionic eye based on a cortical implant. This is a partnership of Monash University, MiniFAB, Grey Innovation and The Alfred Hospital. This work also supports the Centre for Integrative Brain Function.
    • Photonic Circuits and Systems. Creating novel topologies of photonic components for ultra-high-speed optical systems. This work is funded by the ARC under its Centres of Excellence program. http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-1-290
    • and Laureate Felloship programme.
    • Research Management. Identifying innovations to create value. Selecting and leading the Monash Vision Group team to develop a brain-machine interface for vision restoration. CTO of Ofidium. Enhancing research speed and efficiency using technology. Directing of the Electro-Photonics Laboratory.Science Leader in CUDOS.

    Just for fun: hear what lasers and optical systems sound like!

    I have transposed the outputs of computer simulations into audio files. These reveal the fascinating spectral dynamics of lasers and systems.

    The simulations were 'performed' using VPIsystems' VPItransmissionMaker and VPIcomponentMaker (now Photonic Circuits) products. VPIcomponentMaker is based on my PhD work on time-domain modeling of semiconductor lasers (the Transmission Line Laser Model, TLLM), which is widely used for active photonic circuit design and is often called the "time-domain model" of lasers.