Anna Mauro

PhD Student in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni , 39th cycle (2023-2026)
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET)



Research topic

Fiber lasers in MOPA architecture for space applications


Research interests

Antennas, electromagnetic devices, propagation and radars
Photonic devices and solar cells


Greetings! My name is Anna, an aerospace engineer currently pursuing my Ph.D. with a focus on high-power fiber lasers at the Politecnico di Torino. My academic journey began here in Turin, where I studied aerospace engineering. My education and passion naturally led me to a path that combines research and entrepreneurship, founding a startup with the dream of harnessing the potential of fiber optic lasers in space. After an enriching internship at the European Space Agency (ESA) in the Netherlands in 2023, where I immersed myself in the fascinating world of inter-satellite optical links, I graduated in aerospace engineering in the autumn of 2023 from the Polytechnic University of Turin. Thanks to this experience and several others, I became passionate about leveraging the capabilities of lasers in the space domain. My Ph.D. research revolves around high-power fiber lasers, optimizing their design process and around their diverse applications in different space environments. I am particularly intrigued by the prospect of harnessing the power of lasers for power generation and distribution, space debris mitigation, and sensing systems in space exploration.
I am committed to pushing the boundaries of knowledge in aerospace engineering and photonics, two topics which I am very excited to bring together throughout my path as a Ph.D. candidate. I am excited about the prospect of contributing to the advancement of space technologies and exploring some of the untapped potential of this technology.

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