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Steve Collins Associate Professor of Engineering Science

Professor

Steve Collins BSc MA PhD

Associate Professor of Engineering Science

Tutorial Fellow of University College

Admissions Co-ordinator

TEL: 01865 273061

Biography

Steve Collins received a BSc in Theoretical Physics from the University of York in 1982 and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Warwick in 1986. He was then employed as a government research scientist, working on semiconductor device physics and analogue circuit design.

In November 1997, Steve moved to the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. Initially he continued his work on wide dynamic range CMOS cameras. However, in 2012 he started working on various approaches to improving the performance of receivers for Visible Light Communications and this is now the focus of his research.

Most Recent Publications

The impact of the length of fluorescent fiber concentrators on the performance of VLC receivers

Ali W, Ahmed Z, Matthews W & Collins S (2021), IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 33(24), 1451-1454

Altmetric score is

Giga-bit transmission between an eye-safe transmitter and wide field-of-view SiPM receiver

Ali W, Faulkner G, Ahmed Z, Matthews W & Collins S (2021), IEEE Access, 9, 154225-154236

Altmetric score is

Raised Cosine Pulse Shaping for Pre-equalized Optical Wireless Links

Surampudi A, Singh R, Faulkner G, O'Brien D & Collins S (2021), IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 33(16), 912-915

Altmetric score is

A Gigabit VLC receiver that incorporates a fluorescent antenna and a SiPM

Ali W, Manousiadis P, O'Brien D, Turnbull G, Samuel I et al. (2021), Journal of Lightwave Technology

Altmetric score is

A 3.45 Gigabits/s SiPM-based OOK VLC receiver

Matthews W, Ahmed Z, Ali W & Collins S (2021), IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 33(10), 487-490

Altmetric score is
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Research Interests

In 2012 Steve started working on receivers for visible light communications based upon arrays of single photon avalanche diodes. Then in 2014, he was the lead author on the first paper to suggest that fluorescence could be exploited to create large-area, wide field-of-view optical concentrators for visible light communications.

The current focus of his research interests is the development of these two technologies and their application to visible light communications and contamination detection in the food industry and hospitals.

Research Groups

Most Recent Publications

The impact of the length of fluorescent fiber concentrators on the performance of VLC receivers

Ali W, Ahmed Z, Matthews W & Collins S (2021), IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 33(24), 1451-1454

Altmetric score is

Giga-bit transmission between an eye-safe transmitter and wide field-of-view SiPM receiver

Ali W, Faulkner G, Ahmed Z, Matthews W & Collins S (2021), IEEE Access, 9, 154225-154236

Altmetric score is

Raised Cosine Pulse Shaping for Pre-equalized Optical Wireless Links

Surampudi A, Singh R, Faulkner G, O'Brien D & Collins S (2021), IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 33(16), 912-915

Altmetric score is

A Gigabit VLC receiver that incorporates a fluorescent antenna and a SiPM

Ali W, Manousiadis P, O'Brien D, Turnbull G, Samuel I et al. (2021), Journal of Lightwave Technology

Altmetric score is

A 3.45 Gigabits/s SiPM-based OOK VLC receiver

Matthews W, Ahmed Z, Ali W & Collins S (2021), IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 33(10), 487-490

Altmetric score is
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DPhil Opportunities

I am open to supporting DPhil students with an interest in:

  • Receivers for Visible Light Communications
  • Sensitive optical detectors that can detect contamination in the food industry and hospitals.

Most Recent Publications

The impact of the length of fluorescent fiber concentrators on the performance of VLC receivers

Ali W, Ahmed Z, Matthews W & Collins S (2021), IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 33(24), 1451-1454

Altmetric score is

Giga-bit transmission between an eye-safe transmitter and wide field-of-view SiPM receiver

Ali W, Faulkner G, Ahmed Z, Matthews W & Collins S (2021), IEEE Access, 9, 154225-154236

Altmetric score is

Raised Cosine Pulse Shaping for Pre-equalized Optical Wireless Links

Surampudi A, Singh R, Faulkner G, O'Brien D & Collins S (2021), IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 33(16), 912-915

Altmetric score is

A Gigabit VLC receiver that incorporates a fluorescent antenna and a SiPM

Ali W, Manousiadis P, O'Brien D, Turnbull G, Samuel I et al. (2021), Journal of Lightwave Technology

Altmetric score is

A 3.45 Gigabits/s SiPM-based OOK VLC receiver

Matthews W, Ahmed Z, Ali W & Collins S (2021), IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 33(10), 487-490

Altmetric score is
View all