In complement of my research activities, I also participate to the formation of students on the Paris Saclay campus.

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


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").

  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