Aston Triangle B4 7ET Birmingham UK

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Mr. Aleksandr Donodin

ESR at Aston University

Short bio: 

Aleksandr Donodin obtained his Bachelor degree in Optical Engineering and his Master Degree in Laser Engineering and Laser Technologies at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 2017 and 2019, respectively. From 2016 to 2019 he had been working as an engineer in the Research and academic Centre «Photonics and infrared technology». Currently he is conducting his PhD. at Aston University in the framework of the ETN WON project. Aleksandr’s background includes experimental research and numerical modelling in the fields of Fibre Optics, Femtosecond Fibre Lasers, Optical Frequency Combs, Supercontinuum Generation, Nonlinear Optics and Pulse Amplification.

Early-Stage Researcher 11

Title: Bismuth-doped ultra-broadband fibre amplifier
Overview: The PhD will characterize different types of Bismuth-doped fibres for use in wideband amplification and will develop a Bi-doped fibre amplifier for wideband telecom applications. The project will begin with spectroscopic study of Bi-doped fibre properties, before proceeding to detailed specification of the amplifier architecture, and characterisation of its key properties in terms of bandwidth, gain, output power, and noise figure. The amplifier performance will be evaluated in transmission testing of high speed, wideband signals over extended distances.


  1. 2013-2017

    Bachelor in Optical Engineering

    Bauman Moscow State Technical University
  2. 2017-2019

    Master in Laser Engineering and Laser Technologies

    Bauman Moscow State Technical University

Professional Experience

  1. 2016-2019
    Science and Education Centre for Photonics and IR-Technology


  • 2018-2019
    Scholarship of Academic Council of BMSTU
    Bauman Moscow State Technical University
  • 2019
    Master’s Scholarship
    Potanin Foundation, Russia
  • 2017
    First degree diploma for the best science report on All-Russian student science and technology conference “Student spring-2017”
    Moscow, Russia
  • 2017
    Diploma for high quality report on 10-th International science and technology conference of young scientists and students “New trends in the development of instrument-making industry”
    Minsk, Belarus