Electrical and Computer Engineering

John C. Cartledge, P.Eng.


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John Cartledge received the B.Sc. degree in mathematics and engineering in 1974 and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics in 1976 and 1979, respectively, from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

From 1979 to 1982, he was a Member of the Scientific Staff at Bell-Northern Research, Ottawa, where his work involved fiber-optic systems for the exchange access network and high-capacity digital radio systems. In 1982, he joined Queen's University and is currently a Professor and Queen's Research Chair with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Cartledge has spent sabbatical leaves with Bellcore, Red Bank, NJ, in 1988-89, Tele Danmark Research, Hørsholm, Denmark, in 1995-96, Corning Inc., Corning, NY, in 2009-10, and Ciena, Ottawa, ON, in 2014.

Dr. Cartledge is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a former IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer (2008-2010), and recipient of the IEEE Canada Outstanding Engineering Educator Award (2009). His conference organization activities include serving on the Technical Program Committees for the Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (1994-1997 and 2005-2006), the IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting (2002-2008), and the European Conference on Optical Communication (1997, 2006-2015). He was a Program Chair and General Chair for the Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (2008 and 2010, respectively), and a Program Chair for the IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting (2009). He is a former Associate Editor for IEEE Photonics Technology Letters and a former Editor-In-Chief for IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics.

Research Interests

Topics currently being investigated include the following:

  • digital signal processing for transmitters and receivers in coherent optical fiber transmission systems
  • signal processing algorithms for compensating the effects of fiber nonlinearities
  • spectrally efficient modulation formats for directly modulated lasers

Office: Walter Light Hall, Room 516

Telephone: 613-533-2935
Fax: 613-533-6615
E-mail: john.cartledge [at] queensu.ca

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