Pesquisadores
Pessoal do Lab

Gustavo Amaral (Assistant Professor)
Gustavo Amaral was born in 1989 in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. In 2007, he enrolled in the engineering course in the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). In 2010, he began an internship program with Professor Guilherme Temporão together with the Optoelectronic and Instrumentations Group of Center for Telecommunication Studies of PUC-Rio in the area of Optical Communications, Quantum Cryprography, and Digital Hardware Design. He worked at LabOpto under the supervision of Professors Jean Pierre von der Weid and Guilherme Temporão until his graduation, in 2011. His Major Paper was entitled “Qubits and Entropy: A Quantum Mechanical Approach to Information Theory”, with the joint supervision of Professors Guilherme Temporão and Weiler Finamore.
In 2012, he joined the post-graduation program of the Electrical Engineering Department of PUC-Rio under the supervision of Professor Temporão at LabOpto. In 2013, Gustavo became a researcher for the joint research collaboration of LabOpto and Ericsson Research. He received his MsC degree in 2014 with the Dissertation “FPGA Applications on Single-Photon Detection Systems”; at this time, he had already joined the post-graduation program as a Doctorate student. In 2016, he received his PhD with the Thesis “Linear-Optics Two-Photon Interference with Coherent States” under the supervision of Professors Temporão and von der Weid.
In 2016, he was hired as a research engineer by PUC-Rio, a position he occupied until 2017, when he assumed the Assistant Professor position at PUC-Rio. Currently, Professor Amaral is responsible for the classes of Signals and Systems, Photonics, and Fibers and Optical Devices in both the graduation and post-graduation programs of PUC-Rio. His main research interests are: optical communications; passive optical access networks monitoring; photon-counting optical reflectometry; signal processing; digital hardware design; quantum communications; coherent optical effects; optical spectroscopy; non-classical states of light; and quantum optics.
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Guilherme Temporão (Assistant Professor)
Guilherme P. Temporão was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1980. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) in 2007. In 2004-2006 he worked on nonlinear optics and single-photon detectors on the Group of Applied Physics in the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Since 2008, he is an assistant professor at PUC-Rio and a member of the Optoelectronics and Instrumentation Group. His current areas of interest are polarization-encoded quantum communication, optical fiber metrology and reflectometry techniques.
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Pedro Tovar (Master Student)
Pedro Tovar Braga was born in 1990 in Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil. He started studying Automation Engineering in 2008 at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). He began to focus on the Electrical Engineering/Telecommunication field in 2011 during an exchange program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Illinois - USA. He went back to PUC-Rio in 2012, where he graduated as Electrical Engineer in 2013. In this period, he started working at Technip, first as a Trainee, and later on as an Automation/Instrumentation Engineer.
Four years later, after gaining experience on engineering projects at the office and at construction sites (FPSO project - PETROBRAS-76), he went back to take his MsC degree at PUC-Rio. Currently, his main research interests are: optical communications; signal processing; FPGA and digital electronic circuits design; neural networks; and ultrasonic waves.
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Elisa Carneiro (Master Student)
Elisa de Freitas Carneiro received the engineering degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Catholic University of Petrópolis (UCP), RJ, Brazil, in 2015. In this same year, she enrolled in the electrical engineering post-graduation program at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). She is currently a researcher at LabOpto and of the Optoelectronics and Instrumentation Group of Center for Telecommunication Studies in PUC-Rio. Her research interests include: optical fibers; single-photon generation; single-photon detection; and quantum optics.
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Luis Herrera (Post-Doc Researcher)
Luis Ernesto Ynoquio Herrera was born in Cajamarca, Perú. He received the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2015. He is currently working as a post-doctorate researcher in the same institution. His present areas of interest include optical fibers, optical networks monitoring and fiber optic reflectometry.
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Marcelo Resende (Intern)
Marcelo Moraes Resende was born in 1994 in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. In 2012, he enrolled in the Electrical Engineering undergraduate program in the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), with emphasis on Telecommunications and Electrical Energy Systems. Since 2013, he has also been studying Economics at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-Rio). He began doing research at LabOpto in 2016, under the supervision of Professor Gustavo Amaral.
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