In complement of my research activities, I also participate to the formation of students on the Paris Saclay campus.
Since 2022: Optical excitations and quantum optics at the nanoscale (Master 2 QLMN, Université Paris-Saclay)
Since 2022, Jacqueline Bloch (JB) and Emmanuelle Deleporte (ED), and Sylvain Ravets (SR) propose a new class for Master 2 students at université Paris Saclay (Master 2 QLMN). The course aims at describing light-matter interaction in condensed matter systems in close connection with on-going state of the art research. It focuses on semiconductor nanostructures and their use to tailor light matter interaction, realize sources of quantum light and explore quantum fluids of light.
Lecture 1 (ED): Optical excitations at the Nanoscale - Bulk materials (3h)
Lecture 2 (ED): Optical excitations at the Nanoscale - 2D materials (3h)
Lecture 3 (JB): Quantum dots: sources of nonclassical light (3h)
(JB) Confining polaritons in lower dimension (1h30)
Since 2019: Scientific Collaborative Projects (PSC) with Ecole Polytechnique students (Institut Polytechnique de Paris)
We are always happy to welcome second year engineering students from Ecole Polytechnique who are volunteering to get introduced to the world of Academic research by working in our labs half a day per week for their PSC ("Projet Scientifique Collectif").
2019-2020: Engineering light propagation in arrays of semiconductor microcavities: One pair of students performed numerical calculations to explore negative coupling engineering in polariton lattices while the other pair studied wave propagation in quasiperiodic potentials.
2020-2021: Optimizing the optical properties of polariton micropillars: The students calculated the quality factors of semiconductor micropillar structures by solving Maxwell equations using Lumerical Finite Time Difference and Eigenmode expansion solvers. They compared their predictions with measurements performed during lab sessions ran in parallel.
2021-2022: Modelling the effect of absorption in polariton micropillars: The students used Python Eigenmode expansion solver Camfr to calculate the impact of absorption (intracavity or in the periphery of micropillar cavities) on the optical properties of micropillar cavities. They compared their predictions with measurements performed during lab sessions.
Since 2018: Photometry labs at Institut d'Optique Graduate School (Paris-Saclay University)
We introduce the students to photometry measurements during four different 4h30 long sessions: