Prof Alan Shore

Professor of Electronic Engineering

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K. Alan Shore received a BA ( MA) in mathematics from the University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K., and the Ph.D. degree from the then University College, Cardiff, Wales, U.K.

He was a Lecturer with the University of Liverpool from 1979 to 1983 and with the University of Bath, where he became a Senior Lecturer in 1986, a Reader in 1990, and a Professor in 1995. He was a Visiting Researcher with the Center for High Technology Materials, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, in 1987. In 1989, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Huygens Laboratory, Leiden University, The Netherlands. From 1990 to 1991, he was with the Teledanmark Research Laboratory and the MIDIT Center of the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby. He was a Guest Researcher with the Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan, in 1991. In 1992, he was a Visiting Professor with the Department of Physics, University de les IllesBalears, Palma–Majorca, Spain. He was a Visiting Lecturer with the Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria, Santander, Spain, from 1996 to 1998, and a Visiting Researcher with the Department of Physics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, and 2008. In 2001, he was a Visiting Researcher with the ATR Adaptive Communications Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan. From 2001 to 2008, he was the Director of Industrial and Commercial Optoelectronics (ICON), a Welsh Development Agency Centre of Excellence.

He has authored or co-authored more than 1000 contributions to archival journals, books, and technical conferences. With Prof. D. Kane, he co-edited the research monograph Unlocking Dynamical Diversity. His research work has been principally in the area of semiconductor optoelectronic device design and experimental characterization with particular emphasis on nonlinearities in laser diodes and semiconductor optical waveguides. His current research interests include nonlinear optics and its applications, and the design and fabrication of semiconductor nanolasers.

In 1995, he was appointed to the Chair of Electronic Engineering at Bangor University. He was the Chair of the Welsh Optoelectronics Forum from 2006 to 2008 and has chaired the Photonics Academy for Wales, since its establishment in 2005. From 2008 to 2011, he was the Chair of the Quantum Electronics Commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

Prof. Shore has been a Program Member for several OSA conferences. In 2010, he held a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship with the Ultrafast Photonics Group, Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan.

He was a Co-Organizer of a Rank Prize Symposium on Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers held at the Lake District, U.K., in 2002. He cofounded and from 1987 to 2012 acted as the Organizer and Program Committee Chair for the International Conference on Semiconductor and Integrated Optoelectronics (SIOE), which is held annually in Cardiff, Wales, U.K. He chaired the Education and Training in Optics and Photonics conference held at the Technium OpTIC, Wales, 2009. He coordinated International Year of Light activities in Wales during 2015.He chaired the Science and Technology Committee of the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 2017.

He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the Institute of Physics, and the Learned Society of Wales for which he has served as a Council Member from 2012 to 2015 and from 2016 to 2019 and as its General Secretary from 2017-2020.

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    1-GHz all-optical flip-flop operation of conventional cylindrical-shaped single-mode VCSELs under low-power optical injection.

    Lee, S. H., Jung, H. W., Kim, K. H., Lee, M. H., Yo, B. S., Roh, J. & Shore, K. A., 1 Dec 2010, In : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 22, 23, p. 1759-1761

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    3.5-GHz signal transmission in an all-optical chaotic communication scheme using 1550-nm diode lasers.

    Paul, J., Lee, M. W. & Shore, K. A., 1 Apr 2005, In : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 17, 4, p. 920-922

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    30-Gb/s signal transmission over 40-km directly modulated DFB-laser-based single-mode-fiber links without optical amplification and dispersion compensation.

    Tang, J. M. & Shore, K. A., 1 Jun 2006, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 24, 6, p. 2318-2327

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    A novel method for determination of the maximum stable feedback level in laser diodes.

    Pierce, I., Rees, P., Spencer, P. S. & Shore, K. A., 16 Mar 2001, In : International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields. 14, 4, p. 345-357

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    All-Optical Comparator With a Step-Like Transfer Function

    Li, P., Sang, L., Zhao, D., Fan, Y., Shore, K. A., Wang, Y. & Wang, A., 1 Dec 2017, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 35, 23, p. 5034-5040

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    Amplification of picosecond optical pulses in midinfrared intersubband semiconductor optical amplifiers.

    Tang, J. M., Spencer, P. S. & Shore, K. A., 16 Oct 2000, In : Applied Physics Letters. 77, 16, p. 2449-2451

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    An extended Kalman filtering approach to nonlinear time-delay systems: application to chaotic secure communications.

    Hugues-Salas, O. & Shore, K. A., 1 Sep 2010, In : IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers. 57, 9, p. 2520-2530

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    Analogy between optically driven injection-locked laser diodes and driven damped linear oscillators.

    Murakami, A. & Shore, K. A., 1 Apr 2006, In : Physical Review A. 73, 4, p. 043804

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    Analysis of distributed feedback organic semiconductor lasers.

    Barlow, G. F. & Shore, K. A., 1 Feb 2000, In : IEE Proceedings: Optoelectronics. 147, 1, p. 61-66

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Analysis of the Direct Modulation Response of Nanowire Lasers

    Sattar, Z. A. & Shore, K. A., 9 Apr 2015, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 33, 44, p. 3028 - 3033

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Published

    Anticipated chaos in a nonsymmetric coupled external-cavity-laser system.

    Rees, P., Spencer, P. S., Pierce, I., Sivaprakasam, S. & Shore, K. A., 1 Sep 2003, In : Physical Review A. 68, 3, p. 033818

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Published

    Anticrossing effects in the design of MIR intersubband semiconductor lasers.

    Cheung, C. Y., Shore, K. A. & Harrison, P., 1 Sep 2000, In : Journal of Modern Optics. 47, 11, p. 1791-1801

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Published

    Application of the argument principle method to the calculation of DFB laser diode modes.

    Barlow, G. F. & Shore, K. A., 1 Jan 2001, In : International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields. 14, 4, p. 291-302

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Published

    Bias-current dependence of anticorrelation polarization dynamics in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with long external cavity

    Hong, Y., Paul, J., Spencer, P. S. & Shore, K. A., 21 Aug 2006, In : Applied Physics Letters. 89, 8, p. 081123

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    Biexcitonic blue Stark shift in semiconductor quantum dots.

    Banerjee, S. & Shore, K. A., 15 Jun 2005, In : Journal of Applied Physics. 97, 12, p. 123101

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Published

    Bleaching effect in passive regions of powerful 1.02 mu m InGaAs/AlGaAs DQW laser diodes with ridged waveguide structure.

    Ryabtsev, G. I., Bezyazychnaya, T. V., Bogdanovich, M. V., Parastchuk, V. V., Yenzhyieuski, A. I., Burov, L. I., Gorbatsevich, A. S., Ryabtsev, A. G., Shchemelev, M. A., Bezotosnyi, V. V., Shore, K. A. & Banerjee, S., 1 Mar 2008, In : Applied Physics B-Lasers and Optics. 90, 3-4, p. 471-476

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Published

    Cascaded and adaptive chaos synchronization in multiple time-delay laser systems.

    Shahverdiev, E. M., Bayramov, P. A. & Shore, K. A., 15 Oct 2009, In : Chaos Solitons and Fractals. 42, 1, p. 180-186

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Published

    Cascaded synchronisation of multiple timedelay electro-optical semiconductor lasers

    Shahverdiev, E. M., Hashimova, L. H., Hashimova, N. T., Qocayeva, M. & Shore, K. A., 16 Dec 2008, In : IET Optoelectronics. 2, 6, p. 216-222

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Cascaded synchronization of external-cavity laser diodes.

    Sivaprakasam, S. & Shore, K. A., 1 Mar 2001, In : Optics Letters. 26, 5, p. 253-255

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Chaos Bandwidth Enhancement of Fabry-Perot Laser Diode With Dual-Mode Continuous-Wave Optical Injection

    Han, H., Zhang, M. J. & Shore, K. A., Jun 2019, In : IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 55, 3, 2000708 .

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Published

    Chaos and synchronization of self-pulsating laser diodes

    Jones, R. J., Rees, P., Spencer, P. & Shore, K. A., 1 Feb 2001, In : Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics. 18, 2, p. 166-172

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Chaos synchronization between the Mackey-Glass systems with multiple time delays.

    Shahverdiev, E. M., Nuriev, R. A., Hashimov, R. H. & Shore, K. A., 1 Aug 2006, In : Chaos Solitons and Fractals. 29, 4, p. 854-861

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Published

    Chaos synchronization in multiple time delay electrooptical semiconductor lasers.

    Shahverdiev, E. M. & Shore, K. A., 1 Jan 2007, In : International Journal of Modern Physics B. 21, 31, p. 5207-5219

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    Chaos synchronization regimes in multiple-time-delay semiconductor lasers.

    Shahverdiev, E. M. & Shore, K. A., 1 May 2008, In : Physical Review E. 77, 5, p. 057201

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Published

    Chaos-based communications at high bit rates using commercial fibre-optic links.

    Argyris, A., Syvridis, D., Larger, L., Annovazzi-Lodi, V., Colet, P., Fischer, I., Garcia-Ojalvo, J., Mirasso, C. R., Pesquera, L. & Shore, K. A., 17 Nov 2005, In : Nature. 438, 7066, p. 343-346

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Published

    Chaos-pass filtering in injection-locked semiconductor lasers.

    Murakami, A. & Shore, K. A., 1 Nov 2005, In : Physical Review A. 72, 5, p. 053810

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Published

    Chaotic message broadcasting using DFB laser diodes.

    Lee, M. W. & Shore, K. A., 13 May 2004, In : Electronics Letters. 40, 10, p. 614-615

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Published

    Collapse and revival of synchronisation of chaotic diode lasers.

    Arivazhagan, A. C., Sivaprakasam, S., Spencer, P. S. & Shore, K. A., 11 Sep 2008, In : Electronics Letters. 44, 19, p. 1137-1138

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Published

    Complete inverse chaos synchronization, parameter mismatches and generalized synchronization in the multi-feedback Ikeda model.

    Shahverdiev, E. M., Nuriev, R. A., Hashimova, L. H., Huseynova, E. M., Hashimov, R. H. & Shore, K. A., 1 Apr 2008, In : Chaos Solitons and Fractals. 36, 2, p. 211-216

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Published

    Contrast ratio optimisation in terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexers.

    Tang, J. M., Spencer, P. S., Rees, P. & Shore, K. A., 1 Aug 2000, In : Optics Communications. 182, 1-3, p. 123-128

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Published

    Controlling chaos in a semiconductor laser by external optical injection.

    Jones, R. J., Spencer, P. S. & Shore, K. A., 1 Feb 2000, In : IEE Proceedings: Optoelectronics. 147, 1, p. 67-70

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Published

    Correlation dimension signature of wideband chaos synchronization of semiconductor lasers.

    Kane, D. M., Toomey, J. P., Lee, M. W. & Shore, K. A., 1 Jan 2006, In : Optics Letters. 31, 1, p. 20-22

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. Published

    Critical signal strength for effective decoding in diode laser chaotic optical communications.

    Sivaprakasam, S. & Shore, K. A., 1 May 2000, In : Physical Review E. 61, 5, p. 5997-5999

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  35. Published

    Current-voltage and light-current characteristics in highly strained InGaAs/InAlAs quantum cascade laser structures.

    Banerjee, S., Shore, K. A., Mitchell, C. J., Sly, J. L. & Missous, M., 1 Oct 2005, In : IEEE Proceedings - Circuits Devices and Systems. 152, 5, p. 497-501

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Published

    Demonstration of a chaotic optical message relay using DFB laser diodes.

    Lee, M. W. & Shore, K. A., 1 Jan 2006, In : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 18, 1-4, p. 169-171

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Published

    Design and analysis of a low-threshold polymer circular-grating distributed-feedback laser.

    Barlow, G. F., Shore, K. A., Turnbull, G. A. & Samuel, I. D., 1 Dec 2004, In : Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics. 21, 12, p. 2142-2150

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Published

    Design of Room Temperature Electrically Pumped Visible Semiconductor Nanolasers

    Fan, Y. & Shore, K. A., Oct 2018, In : IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 54, 5, 2000907.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. Published

    Design of a tunable quantum cascade laser with enhanced optical non-linearities.

    Banerjee, S., Spencer, P. S. & Shore, K. A., 1 Feb 2006, In : IEE Proceedings: Optoelectronics. 153, 1, p. 40-42

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Published

    Design of organic semiconductor laser structures for low threshold operation.

    Barlow, G. F. & Shore, K. A., 1 Sep 2000, In : Journal of Modern Optics. 47, 11, p. 1921-1932

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  41. Published

    Design optimisation of metallic sub-wavelength nanowire lasers

    Satter, Z. A., Shore, K. A. & Wang, Z., 10 Apr 2014, In : IET Optoelectronics. 8, 2, p. 129-136

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  42. Published

    Detuned side-mode injection for enhancing oscillation frequency of a semiconductor laser.

    Jones, R. J., Rees, P., Spencer, P. S. & Shore, K. A., 1 Feb 2001, In : IEE Proceedings: Optoelectronics. 148, 1, p. 35-39

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  43. Published

    Dual and dual-cross synchronizations in chaotic systems.

    Shahverdiev, E. M., Sivaprakasam, S. & Shore, K. A., 1 Feb 2003, In : Optics Communications. 216, 1-3, p. 179-183

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  44. Published

    Dual-channel chaotic optical communications using external-cavity semiconductor lasers.

    Paul, J., Sivaprakasam, S. & Shore, K. A., 1 Mar 2004, In : Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics. 21, 3, p. 514-521

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  45. Published

    Duality of existence conditions for synchronization of unidirectionally coupled chaotic external cavity semiconductor lasers.

    Shahverdiev, E. M. & Shore, K. A., 25 Mar 2002, In : Physics Letters A. 295, 4, p. 217-219

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  46. Published

    Dynamical characterisation of laser diode subject to double optical feedback for chaotic optical communications.

    Lee, M. W., Rees, P., Shore, K. A., Ortin, S., Pesquera, L. & Valle, A., 1 Apr 2005, In : IEE Proceedings: Optoelectronics. 152, 2, p. 97-102

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  47. Published

    Dynamical characteristics of nano-lasers subject to optical injection and phase conjugate feedback

    Han, H. & Shore, K. A., Feb 2018, In : IET Optoelectronics. 12, 1, p. 25-29

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  48. Published

    Dynamics and Stability of Mutually Coupled Nano-Lasers

    Shore, K. A. & Han, H., Nov 2016, In : IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 52, 11, 7 p., 2000306.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. Published

    Dynamics of a laser diode driven optical nanomachine.

    Barlow, G. F. & Shore, K. A., 1 Feb 2006, In : IEE Proceedings: Optoelectronics. 153, 1, p. 43-46

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  50. Published

    Effect of carrier heating on chirp and modulation response of directly modulated semiconductor laser diodes.

    Pierce, I., Rees, P., Spencer, P. S. & Shore, K. A., 1 Sep 2000, In : Journal of Modern Optics. 47, 11, p. 1969-1976

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  51. Published

    Effect of chaos pass filtering on message decoding quality using chaotic external-cavity laser diodes.

    Paul, J., Lee, M. W. & Shore, K. A., 1 Nov 2004, In : Optics Letters. 29, 21, p. 2497-2499

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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