Prof. Dr. Polina Bayvel (University College London, UK) is honored with the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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The prize is awarded to internationally leading researchers of all disciplines from abroad in recognition of their academic record to date.

Multi-wavelength optical networks form the foundation of the global digital information infrastructure. In 1994, Polina Bayvel founded the Optical Networks Group (ONG) at University College London, which developed into a leading research institution in high-speed communication over optical fiber networks. The Humboldt Research Award will intensify cooperation on using multi-mode fiber for long-range optical transmission technology and expanding communication via standard single-mode fiber to non-conventional bands to multiply transmission capacity.

Professor Bayvel is hosted by Professor Gerhard Kramer at the Technical University of Munich, Chair of Communications Engineering.