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Werner Coomans

Antwerp, Belgium
Research Engineer

Education

  • Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences (2009-2013)
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Master in Engineering Sciences: Photonics (2007-2009)
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium and Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium.
  • Bachelor in Engineering Sciences: Electronics and Information Technology (2004-2007)
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

Biography

Werner Coomans joined Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in 2013, where he performs research on next-generation fixed access copper technologies. Prior to joining Bell Labs, Werner obtained a Ph.D. degree in engineering sciences with a focus on semiconductor lasers and nonlinear dynamics.

Honors and Awards

  • Best Industry Paper Award for "XG-FAST: Towards 10 Gb/s Copper Access" at IEEE Global Commun. Conf.: 3rd IEEE Workshop on Telecommunication Standards: From Research to Standards, Austin, TX, December 2014.

Selected Articles and Publications

  • W. Coomans, R.B. Moraes, K. Hooghe, A. Duque, J. Galaro, M. Timmers, A.J. van Wijngaarden, M. Guenach, and J. Maes, "XG-FAST: Towards 10 Gb/s Copper Access," In Proceedings of IEEE Global Commun. Conf.: 3rd IEEE Workshop on Telecommunication Standards: From Research to Standards, Austin, TX, December 2014.
  • W. Coomans, L. Gelens, G. Van der Sande, G. Mezosi, M. Sorel, J. Danckaert, and G. Verschaffelt, “Semiconductor Ring Lasers Coupled by a Single Waveguide”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100(25), 251114 (2012).
  • W. Coomans, L. Gelens, S. Beri, J. Danckaert, and G. Van der Sande, “Solitary and Coupled Semiconductor Ring Lasers as Optical Spiking Neurons”, Phys. Rev. E 84(3), 036209 (2011).
  • W. Coomans, S. Beri, G. Van der Sande, L. Gelens and J. Danckaert, “Optical injection in semiconductor ring lasers”, Phys. Rev. A 81(3), 033802 (2009).