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Department of Optics P. M. Duffieux


Welcome to the page of the Department of Optics P. M. Duffieux of the FEMTO-ST Institute. Our department has four research groups with interest in many areas of modern optics, including nanophotonics, nonlinear photonics & dynamics, optoelectronics, quantum optics, laser physics, ultra-fast optics, and biophotonics. Both fundamental aspects of light-matter interactions and applications of these fields to all-optical information processing and computing, telecommunications, cryptography, micro- and nanotechnologies, optical microscopy, ultra-fast spectroscopy, optical coherence tomography, classical and quantum imaging are considered. The optics department includes about 90 people whose 50% of permanent researchers and professors, staff, and 50 % of Ph.D students and post-doctoral researchers.
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Micro- and Nano-optics, optical Microscopy, Near-field optics, Surface Plasmons, Extraordinary transmission, LiNbO3 Photonic crystals and MOEMS microsystems.
Download the Nano book (french, pdf, 845 Ko)

Nonlinear Optics
Nonlinear fiber optics and telecommunications, Parametric Amplification, Photonic Crystal fibers, Raman and Brillouin Scattering, Kerr and Photorefractive Solitons, Image parametric amplification and Quantum imaging.
Download the ONL book (french, pdf, 832 Ko)


Optoelectronics microsystems, Integrated Optics, Quantum and Chaos-based Cryptography for telecommunication, Ultrafast Optics, Supercontinuum generation and ultra-short pulse compression, Femtosecond laser micromachining.
Download the OPTO book (french, pdf, 518 Ko)


Development of optical microtechnologies for applications to life science and public health, lab-on-chip, sensing, metrology.
Download the BIO book (french, pdf, 775 Ko)

Publications and conference papers

Selected papers (2001-2012, html, 945 Ko)

Annual report (2013)

Download the 2013 annual report of FEMTO-ST