Universidade de Vigo
Grupo de Antenas y Radar

Grupo de Antenas, Radar y Comunicaciones Ópticas

We are a leading research group in the area of electromagnetism. Our scope covers antenna design and measurement, computational electromagnetism, EMC, radar, millimiter waves applications, electro-optics and quantum information technology.

Álvaro Navarrete Rodríguez

Predoctoral Researcher
Escuela Técnica Superior de Enxeñeiros de Telecomunicación
Álvaro Navarrete Rodríguez
e-mail anavarrete@com.uvigo.es
phone +34 986 81 3874
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He recived the degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 2015 from the University of Vigo, obtaining a distinction of excellence from the own university and from the Galician government. In 2016 he recieved his M.Sc in Laser, Photonics and Vision by the universities of Vigo, A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela, while he was also working on different projects related to quantum optics. He is currently a PhD student (FPU) in the Department of Signal Theory and Communications at the University of Vigo. His main research lines are quantum cryptography, quantum optics and quantum information.



  • Optical communications
  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum communication and quantum cryptography



Publications International Journals

  • 1. Navarrete, A., Paredes, A., Salgueiro, J. R., & Michinel, H., "Spatial solitons in thermo-optical media from the nonlinear Schrödinger-Poisson equation and dark-matter analogs", Physical Review A, 95(1), 013844 (2017).
  • 2. A. Navarrete, W. Wang, F. Xu, M. Curty, "Characterizing multi-photon quantum interference with practical light sources and threshold single-photon detectors", New Journal of Physics 20, 043018 (2018).
  • 3. A. Huang, A. Navarrete, S.-H. Sun, P. Chaiwongkhot, M. Curty, V. Makarov, "Laser seeding attack in quantum key distribution", preprint arXiv:1902.09792, submitted to Applied Physics Letters (2019).

International Symposia


  • 1. A. Navarrete-Rodriguez, F. Xu, M. Curty, "Characterising multi-photon quantum interference with decoy-state techniques", 11th conference on the theory of quantum computation, communication, and cryptography (TQC2016), Berlin, Germany, 27-29 September 2016.
  • 2. A. Navarrete, W. Wang, F. Xu, M. Curty, "Characterising linear optical networks with decoy-state techniques", 7th annual conference on quantum cryptography (QCRYPT2017), Cambridge, UK, 18-22 September 2017.
  • 3. A. Huang, A. Navarrete, R. Li, V. Egorov, S.-H. Sun, P. Chaiwongkhot, M. Curty, V. Makarov, "Eve strikes back in the era of measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution", 8th international conference on quantum cryptography (QCRYPT2018), Shanghai, China, 27-31 August 2018.


National Symposia

1- Navarrete Rodríguez Álvaro, "Characterising multi-photon quantum interference with decoy-state techniques", XXXVI Reunión Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Física, 17 - 21 de julio, Santiago de Compostela (2017).