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Dr Pablo Torres Ferrera 

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Optical Fibre Communication

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Pablo is a Visiting Research Fellow at the division of Electrical Engineering, working in the field of High-Capacity Optical Communications for Access Networks.

He was born in Hidalgo, Mexico. Pablo received the Master and PhD degrees in Telecommunications Engineering (with honors) from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), in 2012 and 2017, respectively. His Master and PhD research work was performed in the Optical Telecommunications group of the Institute of Engineering in the field of High-Speed Short Reach Optical Communication Systems (SOA pre-amplified WDM systems and IM-DD-OOFDM WDM systems).

In Spring 2012 and Summer 2014, Pablo performed short research internships at Athens Information Technology (AIT), Greece, in the Networks and Optical Communications (NOC) group. He performed research on Optical OFDM for IM-DD systems and Filtering Concatenation impact on the transmission of Nyquist WDM superchannels. In the second half of 2016, he performed a research internship at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in the Optical Communications (OptCom) group, investigating radio-over-fiber mobile fronthaul systems.

From August 2017 to December 2021, he was a Post-doctoral Researcher in the field of High-Speed Optical Access Networks and Data Center Interconnects at Politecnico di Torino, in the OptCom group. He participated in projects aimed to develop next-generation Passive Optical Networks (PON) and multi-mode Data-Center links running at 100 Gbps per wavelength, funded by Telecom Italia (TIM) and CISCO Photonics, respectively.

From January 2022, he is performing research in the group of Professor Seb Savory at University of Cambridge, UK. His current research focuses on the analysis of Ultra-High Capacity Passive Optical Networks at >100 Gbps per wavelength using coherent detection.