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DR Abdullah Al Amin


  • Coherent optical communication (MIMO, OFDM)
  • High-capacity, long-haul optical fibre communication (Advanced modulation formats)



  • Dr Abdullah Al Amin is a Research Fellow in Photonic Devices and Systems in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne. 

    Dr Al Amin received the BE, ME and PhD in electronic engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1999, 2001, and 2005, respectively. Prior to joining UoM, he was an Associate Research Engineer at KDDI R&D Labs in Japan between 2007-2009, where he was engaged in optical networking technologies and high-spectral efficiency optical fiber transmission. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), University of Tokyo, where he was responsible for developing an optical-router prototype as part of NEDO-funded Photonic Network Project. He joined the University of Melbourne in 2010.

    Current research interests
    - coherent optical transmission (SC and OFDM)
    - high capacity transmission using spatial multiplexing (MIMO) based on few-mode fiber (FMF)
    - digital signal processing for high capacity coherent optical transmission
    - photonic integrated circuits (PIC) in InP and silicon
    - photonic measurement and signal monitoring
    - optical signal processing
    - forward error correction (FEC) codes


Member of

  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Member 2005 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 2012: ARC LIEF grant, participant through Prof. Shieh's team, the University of Melbourne
    2010-2011: ARC DP grant, participant through Prof. Shieh's team, the University of Melbourne
    2006-2009: NICT Lambda Access Project, participant through KDDI R&D Labs, Japan
    2002-2006: NEDO Photonic Network Project, participant through University of Tokyo, Japan


Education and training

  • PhD, Tokyo University 2005
  • MEng, Tokyo University 2001
  • BEng, Tokyo University 1999

Awards and honors

  • Tokyu Foundation, 2002
  • Sato International Scholarship Foundation, 2001
  • Graduate student scholarship, Ministry of Education, Japan, 1999



Available for supervision

  • Y