The French president, Emmanuel Macron, visited our lab, January, 21st


Jan. 11, 2021

Laurent VIVIEN, C2N Deputy Director, head of the photonics department, elected Fellow of SPIE

Congratulations to Laurent VIVIEN, C2N Deputy Director, head of the photonics department, elected to 2021 Fellow of SPIE - the International society for optics and …

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Jan. 15, 2021

Delivery of the new III-V Pegase MOCVD reactor at C2N

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May 5, 2021

Taking inspiration from the brain to alleviate catastrophic forgetting in artificial intelligence

For several years now, artificial intelligence has made considerable progress thanks to the implementation of deep learning: computer programs called deep artificial neural networks are …

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March 12, 2021

Sylvia Matzen, Médaille de bronze CNRS 2021

After an engineering degree from the E.S.P.C.I. school (Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de Paris) and a master in Materials Science and …

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March 18, 2021

Rémy Braive is a finalist for the Jean Jerphagnon Prize 2020

This prize is awarded to scientists proposing an innovative project and strongly involved in technological innovation and the dissemination of optics and photonics in any …

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Jan. 18, 2021

Exploiting the non-ideality of memristor devices can allow AI at the edge

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently offering incredible applications, but at the cost of a very high energy consumption. For these reasons, embedded objects like medical …

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Jan. 5, 2021

Electrically injected parity-time symmetric distributed-feedback (DFB) laser diodes for telecom applications

Researchers at the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), in collaboration with Laboratoire Charles Fabry (LCF) have reported single-frequency electrically-injected DFB laser diodes based …

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Feb. 5, 2021

Scientists develop an ultra-fast laser modulator for the mid-IR

Applications based on mid-infrared radiation have grown at a very rapid pace, with clear links to environmental applications. Mid-IR cameras have propelled the field of …

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March 25, 2021

Measuring topological properties of graphene

The discovery of topological phases of matter, which was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics, has profoundly impacted our understanding of condensed matter. The …

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Jan. 6, 2021

Source of correlated photons made (very) small!

Teams at Thales and C2N (CNRS/UPSaclay/UParis) have developed a novel miniaturized source of light called Photonic Crystal Optical Parametric Oscillator.

An Optical Parametric Oscillator (OPO) …

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The centre develops research in the fields of material science, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, nanobiotechnologies and microsystems, as well as in nanotechnologies. Its research activites cover all the range from fondamental to applied science.

The scientific project revolves around 10 major scientific challenges which are common to the 4 departments and federate research within the laboratory.

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Each year, researchers, engineers and technicians from around the world apply for CNRS or Paris-Saclay University positions to carry out their activity at C2N.

A number of internship, PhD position and Post-doc opportunities are also open at C2N.

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The C2N gathers 3 plateforms into the Technology Facility and 3 platforms of expertise in instrumentation and characterization (optical and multiphysics).

The C2N Technology Facility belongs to the national nanofabrication network (Renatech network).

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    21/May/2021 - 10 a.m.

    Exploring antiferromagnetic order at the nanoscale with a single spin microscope

    By Vincent JACQUES

    Experimental methods allowing for the detection of single spins in the solid-state, which were initially developed for quantum information science, open new avenues for the …

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    04/Jun/2021 - 10 a.m.

    (in french) A venir prochainement thématique: Interaction lumière matière pour les nanobiosciences

    By Sébastien BIDAULT

    A venir prochainement,

    Page personnelle de Sébastien Bidault:

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    25/Jun/2021 - 10 a.m.

    (in french) A venir prochainement thématique: électronique dans les oxydes

    By Thomas TYBELL

    A venir prochainement, 

    Lien vers la page personnelle de Thomas TYBELL:

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    20/May/2021 - 2 p.m.

    (in french) Nouveaux matériaux getter en couches minces à base d'éléments de transition et de terres rares pour l'encapsulation sous vide de MEMS

    By Clément BESSOUET

    Jury members:

    Khalifa AGUIR, Professeur, Aix-Marseille Université, IM2NP, Rapporteur

    Ian VICKRIDGE, Directeur de recherche, CNRS, INSP, Rapporteur

    Xavier FEAUGAS, Professeur, Université de La Rochelle, LaSIE, …

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    17/Mar/2021 - 3:30 p.m.

    Nanophononics in the GHz-THz range


    Jury members :

    Prof. Alexander BALANDIN, University of California at Riverside, USA, rapporteur

    Prof. Lukas NOVOTNY, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, rapporteur

    Prof. …

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    14/Apr/2021 - 9:30 a.m.

    (in french) De la croissance des nanofils III-Nitrures à la fabrication de générateurs piézoélectriques architecturés aux échelles nanométriques


    Jury memebers:

    Morral Anna, Professeur à l’EPFL, Suisse

    Leprince-Wang Yamin, Professeur à l’Université Gustave Eiffel, laboratoire ESYCOM, France

    Legrand Bernard, Directeur de Recherche CNRS, LAAS, France

    Monroy Eva, …

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