dr. J.A. Alvarez Chavez (Jose)

Assistant Professor

About Me

My name is Jose Alfredo Alvarez-Chavez, from Mexico city. I am an assistant professor at the Optical Sciences group in the TNW faculty.

I have work experience in Industry as a Photonics design engineer in the USA at Xtera Communications developing Raman fiber amplifiers for ultra-long haul telecommunication systems; in the UK at Southampton Photonics developing pulsed fiber lasers for material processing. In Mexico, as an outside plant engineer, for the two largest telecom companies in the country designing the country’s main optical fiber infrastructure.

My education consists of a BEng in electro-mechanics, a MSc in telecommunications in non-linear fiber optics and a PhD in the field of Ytterbium-doped high-power fiber lasers, with several world records at the time.



Engineering & Materials Science
Fiber Amplifiers
Fiber Lasers
Optical Fibers
Single Mode Fibers
Physics & Astronomy
Fiber Lasers


Sánchez-Lara, R., López-Martínez, J. L., Trejo-Sánchez, J. A. , Offerhaus, H. L. , & Álvarez-Chávez, J. A. (2023). Implementation and evaluation of two parallel computational models for the simulation of a long-haul DWDM system limited by FWM. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpe.7964
Jauregui-Vazquez, D., Baron-Casique, J., Guevara-Hernandez, S. D. , Alvarez-Chavez, J. A., Fuentes-Ocampo, L., Mejia-Vega, O. A., & Hernandez-Garcia, J. C. (2023). Multimode optical fiber interrogator-based LiDAR for intravenous drip monitoring. Optical Fiber Technology, 81, Article 103516. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yofte.2023.103516
Cancino-Moreno, A. D., López-Marure, A., Luna-Domínguez, J. H., Morales-Ramírez, Á. D. J., Ortega-Avilés, M. , Álvarez-Chávez, J. A., & García-Hernández, M. (2023). Effect of Glymo on the Morphological and Optical Properties of Eu3+-Doped Lu2SiO5 Films. Coatings, 13(5), Article 915. https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings13050915
May, L. D. L. C., Beltran, E. M., Benavides, O., Gil, A. F., Pacheco, A. Y. P. , & Alvarez-Chavez, J. A. (2023). Maximum Pump Power Coupled in Raman Resonator for Maximum Power Delivered at 1115 and 1175 nm. Photonics, 10(5), Article 531. https://doi.org/10.3390/photonics10050531
Sanchez-Lara, R., Ceballos-Herrera, D., Vazquez-Avila, J. L., de la Cruz-May, L. , Jauregui-Vazquez, D. , Offerhaus, H. L. , & Alvarez-Chavez, J. A. (2023). Effect of temperature profiles on Yb3+-doped fiber amplifiers. Optical Fiber Technology, 78, Article 103317. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yofte.2023.103317
Castillo-Pérez, R. , Ek-Ek, J. R., Jácome-Peñaherrera, C. E., Pérez-Sanchez, G. G. , Jáuregui-Vazquez, D. , Offerhaus, H. L. , & Álvarez-Chávez, J. A. (2022). Spectral Parameter Power Series and Exact Modes: Analysis for Micro- and -Nano Optical Fiber Tapers. In Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides and Materials, BGPP 2022 Article JTu2A.27 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optica Publishing Group.
Jauregui-Vazquez, D. , Korterik, J. P., Estudillo-Ayal, J. , Offerhaus, H. L. , & Alvarez-Chavez, J. A. (2022). A Thin Core Optical Fiber Strain Sensing Setup. In Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides and Materials, BGPP 2022 Article JTu2A.6 Optica Publishing Group. https://doi.org/10.1364/BGPPM.2022.JTu2A.6

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