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Nelson Muga

Academic position: Researcher
Joining date: 11-01-2004
Roles in IT: Researcher
Thematic Line: Optics and Photonics
Group: Optical Quantum Communications – Av

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Address: IT – Aveiro
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Tel: +351 234 377 900
Fax: +351 234 377 901


Nelson Muga (NMuga) graduated in Physics by the University of Porto, Portugal, in 2002, and received the master's degree in Applied Physics, in 2006, by the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He received his Ph.D in Physical Engineering at Aveiro University for research on polarization effects in fiber-optic communication systems. After receiving his Ph.D. degree, NMuga joined the Instituto de Telecomunicações as a posdoctoral fellow, where he continued his research in coherent optical fiber communications, from 2012 to 2017. He has been a lecturer at the Physics Department of the University of Aveiro since 2016, where he teaches courses related to optics, optoelectronics and photonics. Currently, NMuga is a researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro, where, over the years, he has participated as a researcher in 27 R&D research projects (3 as PI, 4 International, and 4 directly supported by the industry), developing expertise in the field of high-speed optical communication systems and quantum secure optical communications.

His current main research interests include coherent optical systems, all-optical and digital signal processing, advanced modulation formats, and quantum communications. He has a track record of 45+ papers published in international journals, 80+ international conference proceedings, and 5 book chapters.

NMuga is a Senior Member of the Optical Society - OSA.

[last update: 07-03-2022]

Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Universidade de Aveiro, 21-12-2011
  • MSc, Universidade de Aveiro, 29-03-2006
  • Licenciatura, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, 17-10-2002
  • Universidade de Aveiro, 01-09-2016, N/A
  • OSA, 01-01-2012, Senior Member
  • Universidade de Aveiro, 01-01-2012 - 31-12-2017, Post-Doc
  • Optical communications
  • Nonlinear and polarization effects in optical fibers
  • Quantum cryptography in optical fibers
  • Polarization encoding for QKD systems
  • Digital signal processing for coherent optical communications systems
As Supervisor
As Co-supervisor
As Supervisor
  • Sistema de comunicações quânticas e método de operação, PT109067, National, Granted, 30-12-2015, Portugal,
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Currently running projects7

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
COHERENTINUOUS Coherent detection and advanced digital signal processing techniques for broadband and quantum secure optical communication systems FCT, IT/LA 01-01-2018 01-12-2023
DigCORE Digital Compensation of Inter Crosstalk in Multicore Fibers IT/LA 01-05-2020 30-04-2023
DISCRETION Disruptive SDN secure communications for European Defence EU 01-11-2021 30-04-2025
PTQCI Portuguese Quantum Communications Infrastructure - PTQCI EU 01-01-2023 30-06-2025
QSNP Quantum Secure Networks Partnership EC 01-03-2023 31-08-2026
QuantaGenomics Quantum Enabled Secure Multiparty Computation for Genomic Medicine EU / FCT / Programme ERA-NET Cofund QuantERA II 01-05-2022 30-04-2025
QuantumPrime Generation of Prime Numbers Enabled by Quantum Technologies for Cryptographic Applications FCT 01-02-2021 31-01-2024

Closed Projects20

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
AdaptDig Adaptive Digital Compensation in Access and Transport Optical Networks PT Inovação 01-01-2011 01-12-2012
CV-Quantum Improving Security and Capacity Using Continuous Variables Quantum Communications IT/LA 01-02-2014 01-06-2016
DiNEq Digital Nonlinear Equalization in Very-High Speed Coherent Optical Transmission Systems FCT/PTDC 01-07-2013 01-06-2015
DSPMetroNet DSP Functions for Simplified Coherent Transceivers in Optical Metropolitan Networks FCT/POCI 01-07-2018 31-12-2021
FreeCom-B5G Ultra-high-capacity free-space optical communications for beyond 5G IT 01-01-2020 31-12-2022
MCTechs Multicore fibers technologies for high-capacity Optical Networks FCT/POCI 14-05-2018 14-10-2021
NG-COS Next-Generation Coherent Optical Communication Systems IT/LA 01-09-2011 01-08-2013
OPTICAL 5G High-Capacity SDM Solutions for Optical Backhaul in 5G Networks and Optical Data Center Connectivity IT 01-07-2016 01-12-2018
OSP-HNLF OSP-HNLF - Optical Signal Processing Using Highly Nonlinear Fibers FCT/PTDC 01-05-2010 01-04-2013
PANORAMA II Desenvolvimento de um Sistema de Telecomunicações sustentado em Plataformas Ópticas e de Rádio Avançadas com gestão integrada PT Inovação 01-01-2013 01-01-2015
PIC Photonic Integrated Circuits for NGPON2 PT Inovação 01-05-2013 01-12-2014
P-Quantum Practical Quantum Communications IT/LA 01-09-2011 01-08-2013
Q.DOT SI I&DT Copromoção Nr. 039728 - Distributed Quantum Oblivious Transfer P2020 01-10-2019 30-06-2022
QSCRIPTED Quantum Secure Communication Field Experiment Gabinete Nacional de Segurança 10-05-2021 09-07-2021
QuantPrivTel QuantPrivTel: Quantum PrivateTelecommunications FCT/PTDC 01-01-2010 01-06-2013
Quantum Quantum Effects in High Speed Optical Communication Systems IT/LA 01-07-2005 01-06-2008
QuantumMining Quantum Primitives for Privacy Preserving Data Mining FCT 01-09-2018 28-02-2022
QuGENOME Quantum Enabled Private Recognition of Composite Signals in Genome EU 01-12-2020 31-03-2022
Raman Raman Amplification for CWDM Systems PT Inovação 01-03-2005 31-07-2007
SoftTransceiver Software Defined Transceiver for Flexible Optical Networks IT 01-04-2016 01-12-2018
  • M. Almeida, D. Pereira, N. J. Muga, M. Facão, A. N. Pinto, N. A. Silva, Best paper in Workshop, Best paper in the II Workshop de Comunicação e Computação Quântica with the paper entitled "CV-QKD Security Limits Using Higher-Order Probabilistic Shaped Regular M-APSK Constellations", received in the II Workshop de Comunicação e Computação Quântica (WQuantum) from XL Simpósio Brasileiro de Redes de Computadores e Sistemas Distribuídos, 23 May, Uberlândia, Brazil, 2022, 01-05-2022
  • M. J. Ferreira, D. Pereira, N. J. Muga, N. A. Silva, A. N. Pinto, Best paper in Workshop, Best paper in the Workshop de Comunicação e Computação Quântica – Time-interleaved quantum random number generation within a coherent classical communication channel, received in the 1st Communication and Quantum Computing Workshop (WQuantum), 16 August, Uberlândia, Brazil, 01-08-2021
  • N. J. Muga, OSA Senior Member, The Optical Society Board of Directors has approved my Senior Member designation request in 2021. (OSA was the former designation of currently OPTICA)., 01-06-2021
  • S. T. Mantey, M. F. Ramos, N. A. Silva, N. J. Muga, A. N. Pinto, Best Paper Award, Best Paper Award For the paper entitled Algorithm for State-Of-Polarization Generation in Polarization-Encoding Quantum Key Distribution, presented at the 2021 Telecoms Conference (ConfTELE), the 12th conference on telecommunications, held in Leiria Portugal, 11-12 February 2021., 01-02-2021
  • A. Almeida, N. J. Muga, N. A. Silva, P.S André, A. N. Pinto, SEONS Best Student Paper, Best Student Paper on Optical Communication in the X SEONS, in Porto, 01-06-2012
  • N. J. Muga, Advanced Techniques for Field Recovery via Direct Detection, PhD Thesis External Reviewer, Candidate: Chuanbowen Sun, PhD Thesis Jury, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 01-03-2021
  • Associate Editor, iet quantum communication, 07-12-2022 - 30-06-2025
  • Guest Editor, Electronics (Switzerland), 01-01-2022 - 15-08-2022
  • Guest Editor, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 01-01-2021 - 20-11-2023
  • Optics Letters
    2016, 1 review(s); 2015, 2 review(s);
  • Applied Optics
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • The Scientific World Journal
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • Optics Express
    2022, 2 review(s); 2019, 1 review(s); 2017, 1 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s); 2013, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s);
  • Optical and Quantum Electronics
    2019, 1 review(s); 2018, 1 review(s);
  • Electronics Letters
    2018, 1 review(s);
  • Chinese Optics Letters
    2018, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Photonics Journal
    2019, 1 review(s); 2018, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of the Optical Society of America A-Optics Image Science and Vision
    2019, 1 review(s);
  • Optics Communications
    2019, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
    2022, 1 review(s); 2008, 1 review(s); 2007, 2 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
    2023, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
    2012, 2 review(s);
  • Intrnl. Journal of Optics
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Lightwave Technology
    2014, 1 review(s);
  • Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • European Conf. on Networks and Optical Communications - NOC
    2016, 1 review(s);