Iraklis Simos



Office:ΖΒ012, Building Z, Building Z, Αncient Οlive-grove Campus

Office phone: +30-210-5381525

Lab: Wireless and Optical Devices and Communication Networks Laboratory – WaveComm

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Discipline: LASER and semiconductor optical amplifiers and their applications in telecommunications and sensors



2007 – PhD in photonic devices for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) network subsystems, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

2000 – MSc in Telecommunications Engineering, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

1998 – BSc in Informatics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.


Research Interests

  • Photonic devices and applications.
  • Optical communication subsystems.
  • Semiconductor and fiber laser dynamics.
  • Ultrafast lasers.
  • Optical sensors and applications.


Representative Publications

Selected journal publications

H. Simos, A. Bogris, and D. Syvridis, “Investigation of a 2R all-optical regenerator based on four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier”, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 22, pages 595-604, Feb. 2004 (DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2003.822005).

H. Simos, C. Mesaritakis, D. Alexandropoulos, and D. Syvridis, “Dynamic analysis of crosstalk performance in microring based add/drop filters”, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 27, pages 2027-2034, June 2009 (DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2008.2006508).

C. Mesaritakis, H. Simos, A. Kapsalis and D. Syvridis, “Optical microring based interrogation method for phase detecting elements”, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 9, pages 2016-2023, Dec. 2009 (DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2009.2033025).

M. A. Cataluna, D. I. Nikitichev, S. Mikroulis, H. Simos, C. Simos, C. Mesaritakis, D. Syvridis, I. Krestnikov, D. Livshits, and E. U. Rafailov, “Dual-wavelength mode-locked quantum-dot laser, via ground and excited state transitions: experimental and theoretical investigation”, OSA Optics Express, vol. 18, pages 12832-12838, June 2010 (DOI: 10.1364/OE.18.012832).

H. Simos, A. Bogris, D. Syvridis and W. Elsasser, “Intensity noise properties of mid-infrared injection locked quantum cascade lasers: I. Modeling,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 50, no. 2, pages 98–105, Jan. 2014 (DOI: 10.1109/JQE.2013.2295434).

C. Simos, H. Simos, T. Nikas, D. Syvridis, “Displacement sensing by repetition rate pulling in a passively mode locked laser under feedback", IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 26, pages 2418-2421, Dec. 2014 (DOI: 10.1109/LPT.2014.2354694).

C. Simos, H. Simos, and D. Syvridis, “Sub-wavelength resolution dynamics of semiconductor passively mode-locked lasers induced by optical feedback”, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 123(8), 222, Aug. 2017 (DOI: 10.1007/s00340-017-6793-9).

H. Simos, C. Simos, “Synchronization dynamics of mutually injected passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers”, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 54, no 6, 1-7, Dec. 2018 (DOI: 10.1109/JQE.2018.2874085).

Selected conference puplications

H. Simos, I. Stamataki, E. Roditi, and D. Syvridis, “Relative intensity noise characteristics of wavelength converters based on four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers”, proceedings of SPIE, vol. 5452, paper 498, September 2004 (DOI: 10.1117/12.545732).

S. Mikroulis, H. Simos, D. Syvridis, M. Hamacher, U. Troppenz, H. Heidrich, “Dynamic properties of integrated ring laser gyroscopes”, European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2007, and the International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEOE-IQEC 2007), Munich, Germany, June 2007, paper 4386378 (DOI: 10.1109/CLEOE-IQEC.2007.4386378).

Syvridis, H. Simos, S. Mikroulis, A. Kapsalis, “Microring based devices for telecommunication applications”, Invited Paper, proceedings of SPIE, vol. 7211, paper 72110S February 2009 (DOI: 10.1117/12.816944).

Apostolopoulos, H. Simos, D. Petrantonakis, A. Bogris, M. Spyropoulou, M. Bougioukos, K. Vyrsokinos, N. Pleros, D. Syvridis, H. Avramopoulos, “A new scheme for regenerative 40 Gb/s NRZ wavelength conversion using a hybrid integrated SOA-MZI”, Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC), paper OThS6, March 2010.

Y. Ding, M. A. Cataluna, D. Nikitichev, M. Ruiz, M. Tran, Y. Robert, A. Kapsalis, H. Simos, C. Mesaritakis, T. Xu, P. Bardella, M. Rossetti, I. Krestnikov, D. Livshits, Ivo Montrosset, D. Syvridis, M. Krakowski, E. Rafailov, "30-W peak power generated from all-quantum-dot master-oscillator power-amplifier system for nonlinear bio-imaging applications", Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2012, paper CM2J.5, San Jose, CA , 6-11 May 2012.

C. Simos, H. Simos, T. Nikas, D. Syvridis, “Compact optical displacement sensing by detection of microwave signals generated from a monolithic passively mode-locked laser under feedback”, Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9505, paper no. 95060F, 2015 (DOI: 10.1117/12.2179046).

A. Bogris, D. Syvridis, A. Fragkos, T. Nikas, H. Simos, W. Elsäßer, “Optical injection in semiconductor lasers: Physics and applications”, 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2016, Trento, Italy Article number 7550304 (DOI: 10.1109/ICTON.2016.7550304).


Undergraduate Courses

  • Telecommunications, 5th semester
  • Photonic Technology, 7th semester
  • Optical Communications, 8th semester


Postgraduate Courses

  • “Advances optical communications systems”, MSc in Communications and Data Networks, University of West Attica
  • “Wireless and Optical Communications”, MSc in Internetworked Electronic Systems, University of West Attica.


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