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.


  • Chemistry

    • Glass Fiber
    • Fiber
  • Physics

    • Cores
    • Temperature
    • Fiber Laser
    • Amplifier
    • Responses
  • Engineering

    • Sensor



Multimode optical fiber interrogator-based LiDAR for intravenous drip monitoringOptical Fiber Technology, 81, Article 103516. 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. and evaluation of two parallel computational models for the simulation of a long-haul DWDM system limited by FWMConcurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Sánchez-Lara, R., López-Martínez, J. L., Trejo-Sánchez, J. A., Offerhaus, H. L. & Álvarez-Chávez, J. A. beam properties and microfluidic confinement control thermocavitation. Schoppink, J. J., Alvarez-Chavez, J. A. & Rivas, D. F. optical fiber sensor with modified sensitivity based on the vernier effectInstrumentation Science and Technology, 51(4), 421-434. Jauregui-Vazquez, D., Korterik, J. P., Offerhaus, H. L., Rojas-Laguna, R. & Alvarez-Chavez, J. A. of temperature profiles on Yb3+-doped fiber amplifiersOptical Fiber Technology, 78, Article 103317. 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. of Glymo on the Morphological and Optical Properties of Eu3+-Doped Lu2SiO5 FilmsCoatings, 13(5), Article 915. 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. Pump Power Coupled in Raman Resonator for Maximum Power Delivered at 1115 and 1175 nmPhotonics, 10(5), Article 531. May, L. d. l. C., Beltran, E. M., Benavides, O., Gil, A. F., Pacheco, A. Y. P. & Alvarez-Chavez, J. A. Laser Sensor Configurations for Refractive Index, Temperature and Strain: A ReviewPhotonics, 10(5), Article 495. Jauregui-Vazquez, D., Alvarez-Chavez, J. A., Lozano-Hernandez, T., Estudillo-Ayala, J. M., Sierra-Hernandez, J. M. & Offerhaus, H. L. of material parameters on the nonlinear refraction of Transparent Conducting Oxides in the Epsilon-Near-Zero spectral region. University of Twente. Ghobadi, H. modal analysis in micro–nano-optical fiber tapers using spectral parameter power series method and exact modes methodJournal of Computational Electronics, 22(2), 690-697. Castillo-Perez, R., Ek-Ek, J. R., Jacome-Peñaherrera, C. E., Jauregui-Vazquez, D., Sanchez-Lara, R., Offerhaus, H. L. & Alvarez-Chavez, J. A. the conditions for the optimum nonlinear refraction of epsilon-near-zero films based on transparent conducting oxidesOptics express, 31(5), 8775-8784. Ghobadi, H., Offerhaus, H. L., Alvarez-Chavez, J. A., Morales-Masis, M. & De leon, I. Optical Fiber flow rate sensor using low cost LiDARIn Optical Sensors: Proceedings Optica Sensing Congress 2023, AIS, FTS, HISE, Sensors, ES 2023, Article SW3D.7. Optical Society of America. Baron-Casique, J., Guevara-Hernandez, S. D., Alvarez-Chavez, J. A., Mejia-Vega, O. A., Hernandez-Garcia, J. C., Ramirez-Paredes, J. P. & Jauregui-Vazquez, D.
Broadband Nonlinear Optical Response of Indium–Zirconium Oxide in the Epsilon‐Near‐Zero RegionAdvanced Optical Materials, 10(24), Article 2201748. Ghobadi, H., Smirnov, Y., Korterik, J. P., Alvarez‐Chavez, J. A., Offerhaus, H. L., Morales‐Masis, M. & De Leon, I. strain reflection-based fiber optic sensor using thin core and standard single-mode fibersOptics communications, 522, Article 128659. Jauregui-Vazquez, D., Korterik, J. P., Osornio-Martinez, C. E., Estudillo-Ayala, J. M., Offerhaus, H. L. & Alvarez-Chavez, J. A. Optical Fiber Strain Sensor Using Polarization Maintaining and Thin Core FibersIEEE photonics technology letters, 34(21), 1199-1202. Jauregui-Vazquez, D., Korterik, J. P., Offerhaus, H. L., Sierra-Hernandez, J. M. & Alvarez-Chavez, J. A. tapered optical fiber for simultaneous detection of curvature and strainOptical Fiber Technology, 69, Article 102843. Ek-Ek, J. R., Jauregui-Vazquez, D., Korterik, J. P., Benedictus, M., Martinez-Pinon, F., Offerhaus, H. L. & Alvarez-Chavez, J. A. properties of highly-crystalline tin-doped indium oxide films in their near-zero permittivity spectral regionOptical materials express, 12(1), 96-108. Ghobadi, H., Smirnov, Y., Offerhaus, H. L., Alvarez-chavez, J. A., Morales-Masis, M. & De Leon, I. Thin Core Optical Fiber Strain Sensing SetupIn Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides and Materials, BGPP 2022, Article JTu2A.6. Optica Publishing Group (formerly OSA). Jauregui-Vazquez, D., Korterik, J. P., Estudillo-Ayal, J., Offerhaus, H. L. & Alvarez-Chavez, J. A. Parameter Power Series and Exact Modes: Analysis for Micro- and -Nano Optical Fiber TapersIn Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides and Materials, BGPP 2022, Article JTu2A.27. Optica Publishing Group (formerly OSA). 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.

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