fbpx Dr. Rotich Kipnoo Kirwa Enoch | University of Kabianga | Innovation and Excellence
  • Lecturer
  • School of Science & Technology

Contacts: 

P.O. Box 2030 - 20200 Kenya. Mobile: +254 721 782 140; Email: ekipnoo@kabianga.ac.ke

Research Interests: 

  • SKA signal and data transport
  • Fibre optical parametric amplifiers
  • Fibre characterization
  • Timing signals over optical fibre Fibre-to-the-hut: FTTH tailored for Africa
  • Linear and nonlinear optical effects

Research & Publications: 

  1.  T.V. Chabata, D. Kiboi Boiyo, E.K. Rotich Kipnoo, R.R.G. Gamatham, A.W.R. Leitch and T.B. Gibbon, “Signal monitoring and performance stability evaluation tool in a high speed optical communication network” Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, Volume 127, Issue 20, Pg. 9001–9007, October 2016
  2. D. Kiboi Boiyo, G.M. Isoe, S. Wassin, E.K. Rotich Kipnoo, R.R. Gamatham, A.W.R. Leitch and T.B. Gibbon, “An all Optical VCSEL Wavelength Conversion for Optical Fibre Access Networks” Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference on Sustainable Research and Innovation, pg. 17-20, 4th - 6th May 2016
  3. S. Wassin, G. M. Isoe, D. Kiboi Boiyo, E. K. Kipnoo Rotich, R. R. G. Gamatham, A. W. R Leitch and T. B. Gibbon, “ The Square Kilometre Array: the Notion of Timing and Synchronization” Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference on Sustainable Research and Innovation, pg. 52-55, 4th - 6th May 2016
  4. G. M. Isoe, E. K. Rotich, D. K. Boiyo, R. R. G Gamatham, A. W. R. Leitch, T. B. Gibbon, K. M. Muguro and D. W. Waswa, , “Noise figure and pump reflection power in SMF-reach optical fibre for Raman amplification,” in IEEE AFRICON, 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, vol., no., pp.1-5, Sept. 2015.
  5. T. B. Gibbon, E. K. Rotich Kipnoo, R. R. G. Gamatham, A. W. R. Leitch, R. Siebrits, R. Julie, S. Malan, W. Rust, F. Kapp, T. L. Venkatasubramani, B. Wallace, A. Peens-Hough and P. Herselman, “Fibre-to-the- telescope: MeerKAT, the South African precursor to square kilometre telescope array (SKA), SPIE J. of astronomical telescopes, measurement and systems 1(2), 028001 (Apr 06, 2015).
  6. E. K. Rotich Kipnoo, D. Waswa, G. Amolo and A.W. R. Leitch “Gain Analysis for a 2-Pump Fibre Optical Parametric Amplifier”, The African Review of Physics Journal (2014) 9:0008, pp 47- 52.
  7. E. K. Rotich Kipnoo, T. V. Chabata, R. R. G. Gamatham, A. W. R. Leitch and T. B. Gibbon, “Experimental Demonstration of Raman Amplification in Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers for Extended Reach Access Networks” Proc. of the 17 th annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC), Boardwalk-Port Elizabeth, South Africa, pp. 21-24, Sept 2014.
  8. E. K. Rotich Kipnoo, R. R. G. Gamatham, A. W. R. Leitch, T. B. Gibbon, S. Malan, H. Kriel and F. Kapp, “Phase Noise Analysis of a 1.712 GHz Clock Signal Transmitted over Optical Fibre for MeerKAT Time and Frequency Reference (TFR)”, 59 th Annual Conference of the South African institute of physics (SAIP), University of Johannesburg, Jul 2014.
  9. S. Malan, H. Kriel, F. Kapp, T. Gibbon, R. Gamatham and E. Rotich, MeerKAT Digitizer Memo Series, M1130- 2000-029, 2014.
  10. T. B. Gibbon; E. K. Rotich; H. Y. S. Kourouma; R. R. G. Gamatham; A. W. R. Leitch, R. Siebrits; R. Julie; S. Malan; W. Rust; F. Kapp; T. L. Venkatasubramani; B. Wallace; A. Peens-Hough; P. Herselman, “Fibre-to-the- telescope: MeerKAT, the South African precursor to square kilometre telescope array (SKA)”, Proc. SPIE 9008, Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems VI, 90080P, San Francisco, California, United States (December 20, 2013);
  11. E. K. Rotich Kipnoo, H. Y. S. Kourouma, R. R. Gamatham, A. W. R. Leitch and T.B. Gibbon. R. Julie, R. Siebrits and F. Kapp., “Characterization of the Polarization Mode Dispersion of Single Mode Fibre in KAT-7 Telescope Array Network, South Africa” IEEE AFRICON, 2013, Pointe-Aux-Piments, Mauritius , vol., no., pp.1-4, Sept. 2013.
  12. E. K. Rotich Kipnoo, H. Kourouma, T. V. Chabata, R. R. G. Gamatham, A. W. R. Leitch and T. B. Gibbon, “Optimizing VCSEL Transmission for Longer Reach in Optical Access Networks” Proc. of the16 th annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) Spier, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa, pp 27-30, Sept 2013.
  13. H. Kourouma, E. Rotich, T. Gibbon, A. Leitch, R.Siebrits, R. Julie and F.Kapp, “Birefringence and Polarization Fluctuations as a Result of Optical Fibre Bending During Scanning of a KAT-7 Riser Cable,” IEEE AFRICON, 2013, Pointe-Aux-Piments, Mauritius , vol., no., pp.1-5, Sept. 2013.
  14. Romeo Gamatham, Enoch Rotich, Andrew Leitch and Timothy Gibbon, “Fibre-to-the-Hut: Research into Tailored FTTH Solutions for Africa”, IEEE AFRICON, 2013, Pointe-Aux-Piments, Mauritius, vol., no., pp.1-5, Sept. 2013.
  15. D. Kiboi Boiyo, S. Kuja, D. Waswa, G. Amolo, , R. R. G. Gamatham, E. K. Rotich Kipnoo, T. B. Gibbon and A. W.R. Leitch, “Effects of Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) on Raman Gain and PMD Measurement using an Optical Fibre Raman Amplifier”, IEEE AFRICON, 2013, Pointe-Aux-Piments, Mauritius, vol., no., pp.1,5, Sept. 2013.
  16. E. K. Rotich Kipnoo, R. R. G. Gamatham, A. W. R. Leitch and T. B. Gibbon, “1310nm VCSELs enabling error-free transmission at 10Gbps over 23 km fibre link for applications such as Square Kilometre Array,” The 2NMMU/Telkom-SA centre of Excellence 34 th Steering committee Meeting and project presentations, NMMU, 12 th Nov. 2013.
  17. S. Kuja, D. Boiyo, D. Waswa, G. Amolo, E. Kipnoo, T. Gibbon, and A. Leitch, "Comparison of PMF and LEAF as Optical Fibre Stress and Temperature Sensing Elements," in Advanced Photonics 2013, K. Ewing and M. Ferreira, eds., OSA Technical Digest (online) (OSA 2013), paper, JT3A.32
  18. E. K. Rotich Kipnoo, D. Waswa, A. W. R. Leitch and T. B Gibbon, “VCSEL Technology for Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Optical Fibre Network,” Proceedings of the 57th Annual Conference of South African Institute of Physics (SAIP), Pretoria, South Africa,pp.523-527, 2012.
  19. E. R. Kipnoo, D. Waswa, K. Muguro, A. W. R. Leitch, , „Dual pump fibre optical parametric amplifier based on four-wave mixing in a highly nonlinear fibre,‟ IEEE AFRICON, 2011, Livingstone, Zambia, vol., no., pp.1-3, Sept. 2011.

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