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Arturo Villegas graduated in Physics at the Faculty of Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2015. After his BSc studies he joined the MSc programme in Applied Physics of Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. He followed the Research and Development orientation with specialization in Quantum Nanosciences and Imaging Physics. He joined the Optics Research Group of TUDelft where he contributed to the study of quantum correlations applied to sub-wavelength optical metrology. As part of his MSc studies, Arturo did a research internship at VSL – The National Metrology Institute of The Netherlands where he worked in modal methods applied to coherent Fourier Scatterometry.
Arturo joined the Quantum Engineering of Light research group at ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences and enrolled to the PhD Programme in Photonics of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2018 and graduated cum laude in April 2023. During his PhD research, Arturo studied applications of fundamental properties of light, focusing specifically on optical metrology. Along his research, he was involved in two European research projects funded by the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) of the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET). Within those projects he collaborated within a consortium of twelve partners from nine European countries.
Arturo’s research interests include the applications of quantum optics to the development or improvement of new or currently available technologies, exploiting the understanding of the classical and quantum properties of light for applications varying from optical metrology and sensing to secure optical communications. He joined the Photonic and Quantum Communication technologies research line of the Packet Optical Networks and Services (PONS) Research Unit of the CTTC, aiming at investigating communication protocols in the quantum era.