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Stimulated Brillouin scattering in single mode optical fibre ring resonators (1990)
Fellow of the Institute of Physics
Polina Bayvel Wikipedia
Bayvel was born and grew up in Kharkov / Kharkiv, and Leningrad until 1978. She was educated at University College London where she was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1986 followed by a PhD in 1990. In 1990, she was awarded a Royal Society Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship in the Fibre Optics Laboratory at the General Physics Institute of the Soviet Academy of Sciences in Moscow.
Bayvel's research has focused on maximising the speed and capacity of optical fibre communication systems, and the fundamental studies of capacity-limiting optical nonlinearities and their mitigation.
She was one of the first to show the feasibility of using the wavelength domain for routing in optical networks over a range of distance- and time-scales. She has established the applicability of these new optical network architecture concepts, which have been widely implemented in commercial systems and networks. These systems and networks underpin the Internet, and the digital communications infrastructure - and are essential for its growth. Her research has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Bayvel was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2002 and was awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photonic Society Engineering Achievement Award in 2013. In 2014 she delivered the Clifford Paterson Lecture and in 2015 was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Colin Campbell Mitchell Award. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2016.
She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to engineering.
She has two children with Anatoly Zayats, who is a Professor of Physics at King's College London.