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Professor Periklis Petropoulos

Professor Periklis Petropoulos


Research interests

  • Optical communications,
  • All-optical signal processing,
  • Novel fibre and waveguide technologies

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Address: B46, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


Professor Periklis Petropoulos is a Professor of Optical Communications and the Deputy Head of School (Research) at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC). He graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Patras, Greece in 1995. He received the MSc degree in Communications Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK and the PhD degree in Optical Telecommunications from the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK. He is affiliated with the ORC ever since. His research interests lie in the fields of optical communications, all-optical signal processing and novel fibre and waveguide technologies. He has participated in several European Union and national research projects in the field of optical communications. His research has produced more than 500 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings, including several invited and post-deadline papers in major international conferences, and holds 6 patents.

Prof Petropoulos has served as member of the Technical Programme Committees for several international conferences, including the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC; 2009-15), the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC; 2012-15) conference, and has repeatedly served as a Sub-committee Chair for these conferences.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of IET Optoelectronics.

Professor Petropoulos is a Fellow of Optica (formerly the Optical Society of America).

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