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Optics Research teams

Nano-Optics (NO)

The activities of the NO team are part of the general study and control of the interaction between light and matter at scales smaller than the length. Its activities are the following :

  • Design and realization of individual nano-antennas on optical fibers,
  • Dielectric or hybrid metallic metamaterials,
  • Active photonic crystals on lithium niobate,
  • Optical tweezers and ultra-sensitive electric and magnetic field nano-sensors.

All these components exploit novel nano-optical properties based on plasmonics, Fano-type resonances, excitation of Symmetry-Protected Modes (SPM) and Bound states in the Continuum (BIC), Bloch Surface Waves (BSW), spin-orbit interaction and optical chirality and accompanied by advanced nano-technological processes for their fabrication.

Nonlinear Optics  (ONL)

The ONL team aims to investigate the spatio-temporal and quantum properties of laser light in different nonlinear materials such as photonics crystal fibers, optical nanofibers, ferroelectric materials (LiNbO3), and nonlinear crystals. Our current research involves the following topics: 

  • Optical Fibers, photonics crystal fibers and fiber tapers
  • Nonlinear and quantum imaging
  • Fiber lasers and sensors
  • Supercontinuum Generation
  • Self-guided soliton laser beams
  • Nonlinear frequency conversion

Optoelectronics (OPTO)

The Optoelectronics Team is involved in fundamental and applied research on the development and study of new photonic technologies and their applications. The group develops new concepts of complex or agile systems based on:

  •  non-linear optical and optoelectronic spatio-temporal dynamics
  •  photonic artificial intelligence and neuromorphic computing
  • control of laser-matter interaction processes and applications
  • quantum information and quantum engineering
  • novel nonlinear processes in ultrafast photonics and interdisciplinary links
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