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Dr Ali Masoudi 

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Ali Masoudi is a senior research fellow in the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at University of Southampton with broad experience in distributed optical fibre sensing systems. In 2010, he obtained his MSc degree in Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) from the University of Southampton. In the same year, he was awarded a scholarship by the ORC to work on distributed optical sensing technology. He received his Ph.D. in 2014 for his work on distributed optical fibre dynamic strain sensors.

After receiving his PhD in 2014, Dr Masoudi designed and developed a portable DAS unit which he subsequently used in several industrial collaborations with entities such as Network Rail, BT, and Carbon trust. The DAS unit has also been used in a number of interdisciplinary collaborations with other research institutes such as National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), and the University of Cambridge.

As the head of the distributed optical fibre sensing group at the ORC, he is currently working on a number of research grants including subsea earthquake monitoring (funded by NERC) and road traffic monitoring (funded by the Royal Society). 

Research

Research interests

His research interests include: Distributed optical fibre vibration sensors, distributed optical fibre temperature sensors, optical fibre shape sensing, optical fibre current and magnetic field sensors, optical fibre chemical and biological sensors.

Publications

Masoudi, Ali, Belal, Mohammad and Newson, Trevor P. (2013) Distributed dynamic large strain optical fiber sensor based on the detection of spontaneous Brillouin scattering. Optics Letters, 38 (17), 3312-3315. (doi:10.1364/OL.38.003312).

Masoudi, Ali, Belal, Mohammad and Newson, T.P. (2013) A distributed optical fibre dynamic strain sensor based on phase-OTDR. Measurement Science and Technology, 24 (8). (doi:10.1088/0957-0233/24/8/085204).

Masoudi, Ali, Belal, Mohammad, Newson, T.P. and Masoudi, Ali (2014) Distributed optical fibre audible frequency sensor. Optical Fibre Sensors Conference (OFS-23), Santander, Spain. 02 - 06 Jun 2014. 5 pp .

Masoudi, Ali and Newson, Trevor P. (2014) Distributed optical fiber dynamic magnetic field sensor based on magnetostriction. Applied Optics, 53 (13), 2833-2838. (doi:10.1364/AO.53.002833).

Belal, Mohammad, Petrovich, Marco, Wheeler, Natalie, Wooler, John, Masoudi, Ali, Poletti, Francesco, Alam, Shaif-ul, Richardson, David and Newson, Trevor P. (2014) First demonstration of a 2µm OTDR and its use in photonic bandgap CO2 sensing fiber. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 26 (9), 889-892. (doi:10.1109/LPT.2014.2309496).

Masoudi, Ali (2014) Mapping vibration and strain using fibre optic sensors. Faculty of Engineering and the Environment. An ISVR seminar.

Masoudi, Ali (2015) Design and application of a distributed optical fibre dynamic strain sensor. University of Southampton, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Doctoral Thesis, 132pp.

Masoudi, Ali and Newson, Trevor P. (2016) Contributed Review: Distributed optical fibre dynamic strain sensing. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87 (11501), 1-9. (doi:10.1063/1.4939482).

Masoudi, Ali and Newson, Trevor (2016) Distributed optical fibre sensing with enhanced frequency range and sensitivity for structural health monitoring. In Advanced Photonics 2016 (IPR, NOMA, Sensors, Networks, SPPCom, SOF). (doi:10.1364/SENSORS.2016.SeM3D.2).

Masoudi, Ali and Newson, Trevor (2016) Dataset for High spatial resolution distributed optical fibre dynamic strain sensor with enhanced frequency and strain resolution. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/401728 [Dataset]

Golacki, Piotr, Masoudi, Ali and Holland, Keith et al. (2016) Distributed optical fibre acoustic sensors – future applications in audio and acoustics engineering. In Acoustics 2016, Kenilworth 5 - 6 September 2016 : Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics. vol. 38 (2), Institute of Acoustics..

Masoudi, Ali and Newson, Trevor (2017) High spatial resolution distributed optical fibre dynamic strain sensor with enhanced frequency and strain resolution. Optics Letters, 42 (2), 290-293. (doi:10.1364/OL.42.000290).

Masoudi, Ali and Newson, Trevor (2017) High frequency distributed optical fibre dynamic strain sensing: a review. EAGE/DGG Workshop on Fibre Optics Technology in Geophysics, Germany. 31 Mar 2017. 4 pp .

Talataisong, Wanvisa, Ismaeel, Rand, Masoudi, Ali, Beresna, Martynas and Brambilla, Gilberto (2017) Magnetic field sensor based on multi-port microcoil resonator. The 25th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, Korea, Republic of. 24 - 28 Apr 2017. (In Press)

Masoudi, Ali and Newson, Trevor (2017) Numerical modelling of distributed vibration sensor based on phase-sensitive OTDR. In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors. SPIE. 4 pp . (In Press)

Masoudi, Ali and Newson, Trevor P. (2017) Analysis of distributed optical fibre acoustic sensors through numerical modelling. Optics Express, 25 (25), 32021-32040. (doi:10.1364/OE.25.032021).

Masoudi, Ali and Newson, T.P. (2017) Data set for the numerical analysis of distributed optical fibre acoustic sensing. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0098 [Dataset]

Ismaeel, Rand, Masoudi, Ali, Wang, Yun, Talataisong, Wanvisa, Chiodini, Norberto, Lee, Timothy, Beresna, Martynas and Brambilla, Gilberto (2018) Giant Faraday rotation in gadolinium doped silica optical fibers for high performance optical isolators. In Optical Fiber Communication Conference 2018. OSA.. (doi:10.1364/OFC.2018.Th4B.2).

Chen, Mengmeng, Masoudi, Ali, Parmigiani, Francesca and Brambilla, Gilberto (2018) Distributed acoustic sensor based on a two-mode fiber. Optics Express, 26 (19), 25399-25407. (doi:10.1364/OE.26.025399).

Masoudi, Ali, Donko, Andrei, Laszlo, Talataisong, Wanvisa, Ismaeel, Rand, Beresna, Martynas and Brambilla, Gilberto (2018) New approaches to optical fiber sensing. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (CLEO-PR 2018). OSA..

Masoudi, Ali, Pilgrim, James A., Newson, Trevor P. and Brambilla, Gilberto (2018) Dynamic strain measurement in subsea power cables with distributed optical fibre vibration sensor. In Optical Sensors, Sensors 2018. vol. Part F110-Senso, OSA.. (doi:10.1364/SENSORS.2018.SeTh2E.1).

Masoudi, Ali (2018) Dataset for Subsea Cable Condition Monitoring with Distributed Optical Fibre Vibration Sensor. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0747 [Dataset]

Masoudi, Ali, Pilgrim, James A., Newson, Trevor P. and Brambilla, Gilberto (2018) Subsea cable condition monitoring with distributed optical fibre vibration sensor. In Optical Fiber Sensors, OFS 2018. vol. Part F124-OFS 2, OSA..

Donko, Andrei, Sandoghchi, Reza, Masoudi, Ali, Beresna, Martynas and Brambilla, Gilberto (2018) Low-loss micro-machined fiber with Rayleigh backscattering enhanced by two orders of magnitude. In Optical Fiber Sensors, OFS 2018. vol. Part F124-OFS 2, OSA..

Zafeiropoulou, Angeliki, Masoudi, Ali, Cooper, Laurence and Brambilla, Gilberto (2018) Distributed shape sensing with a multicore fibre based on BOTDR technique. In Optical Fiber Sensors, OFS 2018. vol. Part F124-OFS 2, OSA..

Masoudi, Ali, Pilgrim, James A., Newson, Trevor P. and Brambilla, Gilberto (2019) Subsea cable condition monitoring with distributed optical fiber vibration sensor. IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 37 (4), 1352-1358. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2019.2893038).

Chen, Mengmeng, Masoudi, Ali and Brambilla, Gilberto (2019) Performance analysis of distributed optical fiber acoustic sensors based on φ-OTDR. Optics Express, 27 (7), 9684-9695. (doi:10.1364/OE.27.009684).

Ventura, Andrea, Ben Slimen, Fedia, Lousteau, Joris, White, Nicholas, Masoudi, Ali, Janicek, Petr and Poletti, Francesco (2019) Dataset for Flexible Mid-IR fiber bundle for thermal imaging of inaccessible areas. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0823 [Dataset]

Ventura, Andrea, Ben Slimen, Fedia, Lousteau, Joris, White, Nicholas, Masoudi, Ali, Janicek, Petr and Poletti, Francesco (2019) Flexible mid-IR fiber bundle for thermal imaging of inaccessible areas. Optics Express, 27 (15), 20259-20272. (doi:10.1364/OE.27.020259).

Van Putten, Lieke, Masoudi, Ali and Brambilla, Gilberto (2019) 100km single-ended distributed vibration sensor based on remotely pumped EDFA. Optics Letters. (In Press)

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