Dr Son Thai LE

Son Thai Le is a member of technical staff at Nokia Bell Labs in Stuttgart Germany. received his bachelor and Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree with highest distinction from Southern Federal University in Russia in 2011 and 2012 respectively. He was then awarded the Aston PhD Studentship in January 2013 to work in the UK EPSRC project UNLOC. After obtaining his PhD in January 2016, he joined Digital Signal Processing department at Nokia Bell Labs in Stuttgart Germany.
Son Thai Le is a frequent speaker at top conferences in fiber optical communications in the top journals and conferences of the filed. He has published more than 90 papers in the field of optical communications. His current research interests include, fiber nonlinearity mitigations, short-reach direct detection and new signalling and architecture for 5G mobile fronthaul. He is the record holder in in many aspects (reach, data rate, constellation size, spectral efficiency) of Nonlinear Frequency Division Multiplexed and short-reach transmissions.
Son Thai Le has been awarded as “Innovator of the Year Germany 2018” by MIT Technology Review. He is also the recipient of the “Best Paper Award” prize from the German Information Technology Association (ITG) in 2018.

Selected Publications

  1. Son T. Le, V. Aref and H. Buelow, “Nonlinear signal multiplexing for communication beyond the Kerr nonlinearity limit,” Nature Photonics 11 (2017).
  2. Son T. Le, Karsten Schuh, Fred Buchali and Henning Buelow, “1.6 Tbps Virtual-Carrier Assisted WDM Direct Detection Transmission over 1200 km” Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2018, (invited paper)
  3. Son T. Le, K. Schuh, M. Chagnon, F. Buchali, R. Dischler, V. Aref, H. Buelow and K. Engenhardt, 1.72Tb/s Virtual-Carrier Assisted Direct-Detection Transmission over 200km” Journal of Lightwave Technology, 36, 6, March15, (2018) (invited paper).
  4. Son T. Le and H. Buelow, “64×0.5 Gbaud Nonlinear Frequency Division Multiplexed Transmissions with High Order Modulation Formats,” Journal of Lightwave Technology, 35 3692-3698 (2017).
  5. Son T. Le, V. Aref and H. Buelow, “High Speed Pre-Compensated Nonlinear Frequency-Division Multiplexed Transmission” Journal of Lightwave Technology, 36, 6, March15, (2018) (invited paper)
  6. Son T. Le, Ian D. Philips, Jaroslaw E. Prilepsky et al., “Demonstration of Nonlinear Inverse Synthesis Transmission over Transoceanic Distances,” Journal of Lightwave Technology (2016)
  7. Son T. Le, Jaroslaw E. Prilepsky, P. Rosa et al., “Nonlinear Inverse Synthesis for Optical Links with Distributed Raman Amplification,” Journal of Lightwave Technology (2016) (invited paper)
  8. Son T. Le, Paul A. Haigh, Andrew D. Ellis et al., “Blind Phase Noise Compensation for CO-OFDM Transmissions,” Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. PP, no. 99 (2016) (invited paper)
  9. Son T. Le, Mary E. McCarthy, Naoise Mac Suibhne et al., "Phase-conjugated Pilots for Fiber Nonlinearity Compensation in CO-OFDM Transmission," Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol.33, no.5, pp.1-7 (2015) (invited paper).
  10. Son T. Le, Mary E. McCarthy, Naoise M. Suibhne et al., “Demonstration of Phase-conjugated Subcarrier Coding for Fiber Nonlinearity Compensation in CO-OFDM Transmission,” Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol.33, no.11, pp.2206-2212 (2015).
  11. Son T. Le, J. E. Prilepsky, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Nonlinear inverse synthesis technique for optical links with lumped amplification,” Opt. Express Vol. 23, Issue 7, pp. 8317-8328 (2015).
  12. Son T. Le, J. E. Prilepsky, and S. K. Turitsyn, "Nonlinear inverse synthesis for high spectral efficiency transmission in optical fibers," Opt. Express Vol. 22, Iss. 22, pp. 26720–26741 (2014).

Contact

son.thai_le@nokia-bell-labs.com