Smart Nonlinear Photonics


On this personal website, you will find an overview of my research activities, held in the area of nonlinear photonics at the Xlim Research Institute (CNRS - Limoges, France) and within an international network of collaborators.

A complete list of publications is available, and the most common online profiles provide additional conference contributions and open-access publication links.

Presently, content is only in English, but you can also get in touch in French. 

Feel free to contact me in case you may need further information, or are interested in joining our team within available vacancies. I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible...

Research highlights:

We report on the generation of microcavity-based frequency combs (i.e. microcombs), mediated by the formation of so-called 'laser cavity solitons'. In contrast to Lugiato-Lefever solitons, formed upon a continuous wave background provided by an external laser, these solitary pulses extract their energy directly from the gain of the lasing medium, and exist without any background light (making them intrinsically energy-efficient).

See the full article in Nature Photonics (2019).

We leverage quantum-inspired dispersive Fourier transform to characterize ultrafast spectral fluctuations with great sensitivity (< fW), high spectral resolution (~50 pm), and excellent dynamic range (up to ~80dB).

A great way to analyze and push forward the study of nonlinear instabilities and incoherent processes in photonics with improved performances. 

A work with the team of Michael Kues (Leibniz University Hannover) featured in Cover of the ACS Photonics Issue of November 2023.

See the full article in ACS Photonics (2023)

We report on tailored nonlinear interactions during optical pulse fibre propagation: bunches of ultrashort pulses are generated by a photonic chip and controlled via machine-learning techniques to sculpt 'on-demand' broadband output spectra.

See the full article in Nature Communications (2018)