Dr. Srikanth Sugavanam

Scientist, Photonics and Applications


My name is Srikanth, and I am a Photonics research scientist and Marie S.-Curie Fellowship Programme Manager at Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Aston University.

I work in the area of fibre lasers, specializing in real-time laser characterization techniques. I am keenly interested in applying such techniques in real-world applications, where multi-gigahertz bandwidth, megahertz-rate acquisition diagnostics can lead to interesting insights.


Fibre lasers, ultrafast measurement techniques, fibre optic sensors and instrumentation


h-index – 14
Total citations – 956


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA, UK


Programme Manager,
Marie S.-Curie MULTIPLY 
50-host consortium based post-doctoral Fellowhips programme


Spatio-temporal dynamics of Fibre Lasers

Ride alongside coherent and dissipative features in fibre lasers to see how they evolve in real time, in experiment.

Nature Communications, 2019

Analysis of Laser Radiation using the Nonlinear Fourier Transform

We demonstrate how the Nonlinear Fourier transform (NFT) based on the Zakharov-Shabat spectral problem can be applied as a signal processing tool for representation and analysis of coherent structures embedded into dispersive radiation in lasers. 


Selected papers

Read about spatio-temporal dynamics, random fibre lasers, laminar-turbulent transitions in Raman fibre lasers, and more.

Ongoing projects

Some interesting projects that I am working on currently

Ultrafast fibre laser gyroscopes


Leibniz IPHT, Jena, Germany

Nonlinear Fourier Transforms


AIPT, Aston University

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Student Projects

Select projects I have supervised


A wireless MIDI controller for dynamic motion and gesture articulation

Student – MEng Mr. Vincent Yi, Aston University, UK, 2019-20.

Project X

Top Secret

Project Y

Topper Secreter

Society Memberships and Affiliations

Professional society memberships and other volunteering activities

Member, Optical Society of America.

Fellow, Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom


Doing research, like making music?

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Using Constructive Alignment for Academic Writing IV – Workflow

In Part III, I presented some general writing tools.

In this part, let’s see how to bring these together to realise a workflow for arriving at a constructively aligned piece of writing.

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Using Constructive Alignment for Academic Writing III – Tools

In the previous part, I elaborated on how we can use the abstract to define the learning objectives/outcomes of our paper. In this part, I present four tools you can use to ensure your writing is constructively aligned to these learning outcomes

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