Dr Sergey Sergeyev

Dr Sergey Sergeyev
Present Position

Senior Research Fellow since 01.09.2012 
European Project Coordinator since 01.03.2013 

Phones: +44(0)121 204 3504 (office); +44(0) 776 663 8218(mobile)

Emails: sergey.sergeyev@gmail.com   s.sergeyev@aston.ac.uk


I received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Belarusian State University (BSU), Minsk, in 1985 and 1991, respectively. From 1985 to 1999, I worked at the Department of Physics, BSU in a range of different positions, from Research Assistant to Senior Researcher/Team Leader. From 1999 to 2005, I moved to Sweden and acquired industrial experience working at Ericsson AB, Royal Institute of Technology, and Acreo AB. From 2005 to 2010, I worked at the Optics Research Group (ORG), Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Ireland as a Senior Researcher/Project Manager. During his time at WIT I spent 2 years managing the ORG, WIT. In 2010 I have been awarded Marie Curie Fellowship and he joined the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT), Aston University (AU), UK, first as a Research Fellow and since 2013 as a FP7 IAPP Project Coordinator.

My researchers interests
  • Nonlinear Optics and Laser Physics: Mode locked fibre lasers: design, characterisation and biomedical applications; complex dynamics operations and spatial structures in dye, semiconductor, solid state and fibre lasers; polarisation phenomena in laser physics and spectroscopy: polarisation chaos, vector solitons, polarisation switching, and orientation relaxation processes (Brownian rotation, Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET)); Monte Carlo simulation techniques in application for fibres with random birefringence, ensemble of organic molecules and rare-earth ions.
  • Nanophotonics & Biosensing: Interferometer-based nanoparticles detection; modelling microcavity - based biosensors.


  • Fibre Optic Communications & Sensing: Fibre optic amplifiers & lasers: development, experimental and theoretical characterization; polarisation mode dispersion and polarisation dependent gain in distributed fibre Raman amplifiers; migration assisted upconversion in erbium-doped glasses; Interferometers & spectrometers for fibre sensing  applications. 

Research Income Generated
EU funding (2010/14): https://research.aston.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/sergey-sergeyev(a5f35d4b-07f0-4954-a35c-74d002a948dc)/funding.html

  • Shared (CI) co-ordination: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN 608099 ICONE (2014/18, total budget of €4.111M, Aston University of £750,406.00)
  • Coordinator (PI): FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP 324391 GRIFFON (2013/17, total budget of €1.5M, Aston University - of £594,339.00)
  • Main applicant (PI): FP7 PEOPLE-2009-IEF 253297 POLIFIRE (2010/12, total budget of €238.8K).

Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund projects (2006/10) (PI Dr. S. Sergeyev)

  • Application of multi-wavelength fibre Raman laser for remote and local strain and temperature sensing (Technology Development - €270,000, 2008/11)
  • Phase-shift spatially scanned interferometer for optical coherence tomography, nanoparticles sizing and structural health monitoring (Proof of Concept - €90,000, 2009/10)
  • High-concentration erbium doped fibre/waveguide optical amplifier with a smart gain control system for telecom and distributed sensor networks (Proof of Concept - €86,000, 2006/08)
  • Infrared Spectroscopic Demodulation for Bragg Grating Sensor Arrays (Technology Development - €276,000, 2005/07) 
  • High-Speed Bragg Grating Sensor Array Demodulator for Structural Health Monitoring (Proof of Concept - €86,000, 2005/06)
  • and Irish Department of Education Strand Iproject
  • Spectroscopic Measurement System for Bragg Grating Sensor Networks (€37,000, 2006/08)

128 per-review papers in international journals and conference proceedings, 1 chapter in handbook, 5 patents, 1 preprint.

Administrative activities 
  • FP7 Project Coordinator at AIPT, Aston University since 2013
  • Group leader on polarisation phenomena at AIPT since 2012
  • Group leader and project manager at ORG, WIT 2006/07; BSU 1996/99
  • Editorial board member of the Interdisciplinary Journal on Nonlinear Science "Nonlinear Phenomena in Complex Systems“(Minsk, Belarus 1998/02)
  • Coordinator of the National Multidisciplinary Program “Synergetics” (Belarusian State University, Minsk, 1998/99)
Active participation in national and international conferences 

Invited talks (2013/14):

  • S.V. Sergeyev, Vector solitons with fast and slowly evolving states of polarisation”, NDSL14, International Workshop “Nonlinear Dynamics in Semiconductor Lasers”, May 12 - 14, 2014  Berlin
  • S. V. Sergeyev, T. Habruseva, V. Tsatourian, G. Jacobsen, S. Popov, and S. K. Turitsyn, Vector Solitons in Mode Locked Fibre Lasers, 16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON 2014, July 6-10, 2014, Graz, Austria
  • S.V. Sergeyev, Dissipative Vector Solitons, International Workshop “Rogue waves, dissipative solitons, plasmonics, supercontinuum and special fibres”, July 25th-26th, 2014, Barcelona, Spain
  • S. Sergeyev, S. Boscolo, M. Chengbo, and S.K. Turitsyn, “Nonlinear pulse shaping and soliton dynamics in mode-locked fibre lasers”, 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Cartagena, Spain, June 23-27, 2013

Membership: Optical Society of America (OSA)

Current collaboration links

OFS (USA), Malvern Instruments (UK), Acreo AB (Sweden) VPIPhotonics (Germany), Xtera (UK), Belgacom (Belgium), PolTel (Poland), Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (Germany), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), University of Brescia (Italy), Université de Bourgogne (France), Institute of Optics (Spain), Technical University of Denmark (Denmark), University College London (UK), University of Jena (Germany), University of Birmingham (UK), University of Dundee (UK), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany).


128 per-review papers in international journals and conference proceedings, 1 chapter in handbook, 1 preprint, 5 patents, 1 preprint.

  1. D.F Murphy, N.V Healy, C.D Hussey, R O'Byrne, S Sergeyev, “OPTICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE OF OPTICAL DEVICES”, EP Patent 2,486,435 (2009)
  2. S. Sergeyev, R O'Byrne, “FIBER BRAGG GRATING TEMPERATURE AND STRAIN SENSOR” - WO Patent WO/2010/072,293, (2010)
  3. S. Sergeyev, Fiber Raman amplifier, US Patent , 12/468,514, (2009)
  4. S.S.Vetokhin, V.A.Gaisenok, G.G.Krylov, S.V.Sergeyev, Method of measuring of orientational relaxation parameters for dye molecules in excited state, SU Patent No 1548720 A1 (1987).
  5. V.A.Gaisenok, G.G.Krylov, S.V.Sergeyev, Method of dye laser stimulated emission control, SU Patent No 157930 A1 (1989).   
Other publications including books:
  1. Chapter in handbook: S. Sergeyev, Interplay of an Anisotropy and Orientational Relaxation Processes in Luminescence and Lasing of Dyes, in Handbook of advanced electronic and photonic materials, Vol. 7, Liquid Crystals, Display, and Laser Materials, (ed. by H.S.Nalwa, Academic Press, San Diego, USA, 2001), P.247-276.
  2. S.V.Sergeyev et all, Influence of radiationless energy transfer on energy's and polarization's characteristics of dye laser with polarized pumping , Minsk, 1991 (Preprint No 637, Institute of Physics, Belarusian Academy of Sciences).

Selected journal papers


  1. S. V. Sergeyev, Ch. Mou, E. G. Turitsyna, A. Rozhin, S. K. Turitsyn and K. Blow. "Spiral Attractor Created by Vector Solitons." Light: Science & Applications 3, e131; doi:10.1038/lsa.2014.12 (2014)
  2. S. V. Sergeyev, ast and slowly evolving vector solitons in mode locked fibre lasers, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A (2014) in press.
  3. S. Kolpakov, S. Sergeyev, C. Mou, N.T. Gordon, K. Zhou, “Optimization of Erbium-Doped Actively Q-switched Fiber Laser Implemented in Symmetric Configuration”. IEEE J of Selected Topics in Quant. Electron. 01/2014; PP(99). DOI:10.1109/JSTQE.2014.2301015
  4. S. Boscolo, S. V. Sergeyev, Ch. Mou, V. Tsatourian, S. Turitsyn, Ch. Finot, V. Mikhailov, B. Rabin, P. S. Westbrook, Nonlinear pulse shaping and polarization dynamics in mode-locked fiber lasers, Int. J. Mod. Phys. B DOI: 10.1142/S0217979214420119 (2014)
  5. V. Tsatourian, S. V. Sergeyev, Ch. Mou, S.K. Turitsyn, A. Rozhin, V. Mikhailov, P. Westbrook, and B. Rabin, Polarisation Dynamics of Vector Soliton Molecules in Mode Locked Fibre Laser. "Scientific Reports" 3 : 3154 | DOI: 10.1038/srep03154 (2013)
  6. Ch. Mou, S. V. Sergeyev, A. Rozhin, and S. K. Turitsyn, "Bound state vector solitons with locked and precessing states of polarization", Optics Express, 21, 26868-26875 (2013)
  7. G. Jacobsen, T. Xu, S. Popov, S. Sergeyev, “Phase noise influence in coherent optical DnPSK systems with DSP based dispersion compensation”, Journal of Optical Communications, vol. 35, pp 57 – 61, March 2014.
  8. M.Y. Leong, G. Jacobsen, S. Popov, S. Sergeyev, “Receiver Sensitivity in Optical and Microwave, Heterodyne and Homodyne Systems”, 35, (2014) Published Online: 03/13/2014 http://www.degruyter.com/dg/journalprintahead/j$002fjoc.
  9. G. Jacobsen, T. Xu, S. Popov, S. Sergeyev, “Phase noise influence in coherent optical DnPSK systems with DSP based dispersion compensation”, Journal of Optical Communications, 35, 57–61, (2014)
  10. 1T. Habruseva,Ch. Mou, A. Rohzin,S. V. Sergeyev, Polarization Attractors in Harmonic Mode-Locked Fiber Laser, Optics Express, 22, 12, 15211-15217 (2014)
  11. 1G. Jacobsen, T. Xu, S. Popov, and S. Sergeyev, “Study of EEPN mitigation using modified RF pilot and Viterbi-Viterbi based phase noise compensation”, Optics Express, 21, 12351-12362 (2013)