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.


Since 2022: Laboratory Research Projects (PRL) with Ecole Polytechnique students (Institut Polytechnique de Paris)

I am always happy to welcome third year engineering students from Ecole Polytechnique who are interested in spending a day per week in the lab to work on their PRL ("Projet de recherche en lboratoire").

  1. 2023-2024: Photon-photon interactions in semiconductor microcavities: a numerical study: Two students developped a code to efficiently solve the master equation for an ensemble of driven Kerr resonators using the stochastic positive-P method.

  • Briac Flesselles

  • Bosco d'Aligny

  1. ​​​​​​2022-2023: Modelisation and characterization of adiabatic semiconductor microcavities: One student performed numerical calculations to understand the optical properties of specially designed semiconductor microcavities based on the so-called "adiabatic/tapered cavity" concept. Experimental measurements were performed to confirm the predicted effects.

  • Jiangjing Dong


Since 2019: Scientific Collaborative Projects (PSC) with Ecole Polytechnique students (Institut Polytechnique de Paris)

I am 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").

  1. 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.

  • Matthieu Babaud
  • Florent Fougeres
  • Lucie Tournier
  • Guillaume Rialland
  1. 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.
  • Stephan Lempereur
  • Ethan Koskas
  • Elie Aharonian
  • Jérôme Szerwiniack
  1. 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.
  • Thomas Mollé-Heredia
  • Simone Ausilio
  • Léo Leclercq-Marasco
  • Hans Parry


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:

  1. Mesuring luminance,

  2. Lighting sources performance,

  3. Photometry of microscope objectives,

  4. Science of color.

Click on the following link to download the lab texts:  S7-2021-Photometrie.EN.pdf




Picture of the integrating sphere we use to measure photometric performance or various lighting sources