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Gabriel Saavedra Mondaca


Gabriel Saavedra Mondaca was born in Satiago, Chile, in 1988. He received his undergraduate degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad de Concepcion, Chile, in 2012. In 2011 he had a research stay at CETUC (Centre of Telecommunications Studies) PUC Rio, Brazil. He received an MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Universidad de Concepcion in 2014, his research area being Quantum Cryptography/Quantum Communications. From 2013-2014 Gabriel was a Student Researcher at CEFOP (Center for Optics and Photonics) Universidad de Concepcion. Gabriel joined the UCL Optical Networks Group in September 2014, as a PhD student under the supervision of Professor Polina Bayvel.


Research Interests

- Amplification in optical fibres
- Hollow core fibres, Multi core fibres
- Quantum Communications

Project Area

- Amplification in optical fibres
- Hollow core fibres, Multi core fibres                   


Professor Polina Bayvel


  1. A. Cuevas, G. Carvacho, G. Saavedra, J. Cariñe, W.A.T. Nogueira M. Figueroa A. Cabello, P. Mataloni, G. Lima & G.B. Xavier, Long-distance distribution of genuine energy-time entanglement, Nat. Comm. 4, 2871(2013)


Becas Chile - Doctorado en el extranjero 2014