Phase space projection
of VCSEL dynamics
showing polarization chaos
Experiment showing the formation
of optical patterns of different geometries
using a nonlinear photorefractive optical system
First experiment showing self-focusing
of an optical Airy beam towards a spatial soliton
in a photorefractive crystal
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.
Launching of e-Lumi
e-Lumi is an original product created by the Chair in Photonics in collaboration with the Moselle Department, the Nancy-Metz Academy and Dida Concept. Launched on 16/05/2019 for the International Day of Light and deployed on 17/01/2020 in all the colleges of Moselle, e-Lumi offers a set of 18 fun experiences and a game to discover photonics or science and technologies using light. A sequence of experiments allows you to discover photonics and its applications on the basis of four major social issues:
- Light and physical (energy)
- Light and colors (vision)
- Light and image (digital)
- Light and information (communication)
The Chair in Photonics chairs the international conference IS-PALD 2019 in Metz
The Chair in Photonics chaired and organized the international conference IS-PALD (International Symposium on Physics and Applications of Laser Dynamics) at the City Hall of Metz. Over three days (November 20 to 22, 2019) this conference brought together more than 60 of the leading laser specialists from Europe, Asia and the United States. The Chair in Photonics welcomed the chief editor of the prestigious journal Nature Photonics, Oliver Graydon, who awarded the prize for the best contribution by a student.
Lamyae Drouzi is awarded with the Dalkia award « Women Energy in Transition »
Lamyae Drouzi, researcher of the Chair in Photonics, received on 13/11/2019, the “Women Energy in Transition” Prize from Dalkia, category External Prize, Industry Professions. The purpose of this award is to encourage and promote women, students or employees, involved in the fields of energy transition.