The Chair in Photonics is a unique platform in France dedicated to the development and promotion of education and training, scientific excellence and innovation regarding the use of light and optical technologies (topic known as « photonics »). Created as part of the Laboratory LMOPS (Lab. on Optical Materials, Photonics and Systems) of CentraleSupélec and University of Lorraine, this Chair in Photonics is also unique as regarding its multi partner agreement. The Chair in Photonics indeed is created under the initiative of CentraleSupélec, Fondation Supélec, the company AIRBUS group GDI Simulation, the French government, the Region of Grand-Est, Europe (FEDER), the Department of Moselle and Metz Métropole.


The Chair in Photonics targets the following research goals :

  • to improve the performances of optical communication systems
  • to develop innovative approaches for optical computing or for optics-based information security
  • to develop innovative solutions for the storage and the handling of optical information


The Chair in Photonics contributes to an innovative program of education and training of engineers and scientists, more specifically:

  • engineering diploma of CentraleSupélec, with specialisation in « Photonic and Communication Systems » (SPC major)
  • master in physics diploma of CentraleSupélec and Université of Lorraine, with specialization in « photonics and optical materials » (POM).

The Chair in Photonics also aims at promoting the importance and use of light and optical technologies towards a large audience.


The Chair in Photonics aims at developing the transfer of knowledge, scientific and technological skills towards companies. In this framework, the Chair in Photonics has engaged collaboration with Airbus group GDI Simulation that develops and commercialises innovative systems for combat shooting simulation.