CNRS Research Engineer, PETAL PI
Julien Fatome was born in Charleville-Mézières, France, in 1978. After graduating from the engineer school ESIREM, he received the Master's degree in 2000 and the Ph.D. degree in physics for studies of ultra-short pulse propagation at 160-Gb/s in dispersion managed optical fiber lines in 2005, from the University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France. In 2005, he became a Research Engineer in the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Department of Physics, ICB, University of Bourgogne. He is currently carrying out research on nonlinear effects in optical fibers and ultrahigh bit rate optical communications, in particular on the all-optical control of light state of polarization. During the first term 2015, he was invited researcher at the University of Auckland. He has published over 200 contributions in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, 3 book chapters and 4 patents. He has supervised 10 PhDs or postdocs. He is member of the 2017 CLEO US committee. He is currently leading the ERC starting grant PETAL project.
CNRS Research director
Antonio completed his studies at the University of Nice, including his PhD thesis in the context of the resonant three-wave interaction modelling stimulated Brillouin or Raman effects. After a Post-Doc at ULB (Brussels) in which he studied the dynamics of quadratic nonlinear waves, he obtained an associate Professor position at the University of Nice. At that time he started to work on the subject of nonlinear optics with incoherent waves, in which unexpeted intriguing effects have been predicted theoretically. Motivated by a close interaction with experimentalists, Antonio obtained in 2005 a full research position at CNRS in the SLCO group of Dijon. His current research focus on the theme of incoherent nonlinear optics. His time commitment in the PETAL project is 10%. He co-authored more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journal, he has been invited to give more than 50 talks in international conferences and was promoted CNRS Research Director in 2013.
Nicolas has received the PhD in physics from the University of Geneve in 2016 in the field of optical filamentation induced by femtosecond lasers. He joins the PETAL team in 2016 to work on temporal compression of optical data.
Haisu ZHANG was born in Henan, China, in 1987. He had received his Ph.D. degree in July 2014, for studies of high power laser physics with main focus on strong-field ionization induced air-lasing, at the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), Shanghai, China. After two years (12.2014-11.2016) postdoc experiences at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Heraklion, Greece, he came to the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot Bourgogne (ICB), Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, France, as a postdoctoral researcher since December 2016. He is currently working in the PETAL group on the nonlinear optics (polarization modulation instability, four-wave mixing, etc.) in telecom single-mode and few-modes fibers. He likes running, hiking, and traveling.


Phd student
Marin Gilles was born in Hyères, France in 1991. He received a Bachelor degree in Electronics, Energy and Automatism in 2011 and a Master degree in nanotechnology in 2013. He currently is a Ph.D. student at University of Bourgogne, France in the Solitons, Lasers and Optical Communications team. His research interest is in the study of light polarization in optical fibers, how it can auto-organize within, the generation of solitonic structures and their propagation inside the fibers. he has defended his PhD the 12th Nov. 2019. He currently works in Lausanne in computer science.
Postdoc (2016-2017)
Akram Akrout was born in Libya in January 1980. He received an engineer’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Engineering School of Communications of Tunis, Tunisia in 2005, and a M.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunications from Marne-la-Vallée University, Paris, France in 2006. He received his PhD in Electronics and Telecommunications from Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, France in 2009. His Ph.D. work was on mode-locked lasers integration for microwave and telecommunications applications at both Alcatel Thales III-V Lab, Palaiseau, France, and CNRS-Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures, Marcoussis, France. During 2011 and 2012, he was leading research activities on InP based devices within the Center for Research in Photonics at University of Ottawa. In 2012, he started to work on all optical reservoir computing at the laboratory for quantum information ULB in Blegium. In 2017 he joined the PETAL team to work on the miniaturization of the Omnipolarizer within a waveguide. he is now working for an imagery compagny.
Phd (visitor in 2017)
Jacopo is currently phd student at the Politechnico di Milano in the group of Prof. Mario Martinelli. He works on the development of coherent synoptic fiber-optic sensor based on Brillouin effect in optical fibers. Jacopo has joined the PETAL team for a 4-month period for which he study the chaotic dynamics of the Omnipolarizer and its application to random bit generation. After his Pdh, he was hired in the spin off coharentia in Milan.
Postdoc (2016-2017)
Abdelkrim received the Phd's degree in physics from the University of Lille in 2014 for his study on the propagation of solitonic pulses in optical fibers with tailored dispersion profiles under the supervision of Alexandre Kudlinski and Arnaud Mussot. After his thesis, he joined the laboratoire interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne and worked on dual-comb spectroscopy, fiber cavities and nonlinear dynmics in multimode fibers. He joined the PETAL team in 2016 and works on the generation of polarization domain walls in passive fiber cavities. He is now postdoc at University of Lille.
Nuño Del-Campo
Postdoc (2014-2015)
Javier Nuño received a Master in Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad de Valladolid (Spain) in 2007. in 2007/2008 he was an Erasmus student at University of Aston (UK). Afterwards, he was working in the industry (Indra Sistemas) and, simultaneously, he enrolled in a Master in Laser Technology at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). Between 2009 and 2013, he was working towards the Ph.D. degree at Instituto de óptica, CSIC (Spain) with focus on experimental and theoretical understanding of ultra-long Raman lasers and Raman polarizers. After the thesis, he stayed for 2 other years with the group for a Post-Doc. In 2015, he joined the ICB and the PETAL team. He is now in postdoc in Institute in Optics "Daza de Valdés"
Postdoc (2012-2015)
Guasoni M. gets his Bachelor at G. Galilei high school in Verona (2001) and then attends the University of Brescia where he gets a Masters in Telecommunications Engineering (2007). Then, after 5 months at the canadian CNRC in Montreal, he won a 3 years scholarship for a PhD at the DII (Department of Computer Engineering -Telecommunications) of the University of Brescia, working on the light propagation in photonic and plasmonic structures. After the thesis in 2011, he stays for 2 other years with the DII for a Post-Doc, working on the polarization of light based on nonlinear effects in optical fibers. In 2012, he joined the ICB and the PETAL team (Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne) in Dijon, where he currently resides. His research activities focus on the theoretical and numerical studies of the nonlinear optical effects in optical fibers, and on the light propagation in plasmonic nanostructures. he is currently in postdoc at the ORC University of Southampton (UK).
Phd student (2015)
After graduating with a scientific degree at Diderot high school of Langres and a DUT Mesures Physiques at the IUT Léonard de Vinci of Reims, Pierre-Yves got a Licence of Physics and then a Master Physique Laser et Matériaux (PLM) at the University of Burgundy of Dijon. In 2012, he began a Doctorate of Physics at the Interdisciplinary Carnot of Burgundy Laboratory (ICB) of Dijon. His subject deals with the all-optical control of the light polarization in telecommunication optical fibers and the new applications. His thesis is an integrale part of the PETAL project directed by Julien Fatome. Pierre-Yves has defended his thesis the 09 dec. 2015 and is currently in postdoc at DTU in Copenhagen (Denmark).
Phd student (2013)
Former phd student and postdoc, now in CEA. His work in my team was to develop the all-optical polarization control function and its prototype called Omnipolarizer.
Phd student (2011)
Former phd student, now in TDF Company. During her Phd, she worked on the linear and nonlinear characterizations of chalcogenide optical fibers and their applications for all-optical signal processing. She was granted by the famous women in science l'Oreal prize.
Phd student (2013)
Former phd student now in Apex Technologies Company. During his Phd, he worked on the generation of high repetition rate picosecond pulses by nonlinear compression of an initial beat-signal into optical fibers