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


Sept. 22, 2021

Vibrational Resonance Amplification in a Thermo-Optic Optomechanical Nanocavity

The enhancement mechanism of a weak (undetectable) signal, known as vibrational resonance, is activated by modulating an input field at high frequency and submitting …

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Oct. 6, 2021

Nicola Carlon Zambon, recipient of the C'NANO IDF 2020 Thesis Prize - EDOM Thesis Prize

Nicola (Titta) Carlon Zambon obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in physics at the University of Padova, Italy. For his final master project, he joined …

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Aug. 3, 2021

Electrical and ion beam analyses of yttrium and yttrium-titanium getter thin films oxidation

Yttrium, titanium, and yttrium-titanium getter thin films were elaborated on silicon by coevaporation in ultrahigh vacuum. Y-Ti films exhibit nanometric crystallites size (18–35 nm) leading …

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Sept. 27, 2021

A biocompatible microfluidic artificial lung that « breathes »

End-stage lung diseases may result in death either by oxygenation and carbon dioxide exchange insufficency or by right heart failure. The macroscopic blood oxygenator ECMO …

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Sept. 13, 2021

CNRS Images Report - The sculptors of the nanoworld

To sculpt matter at the nanometre scale, where every speck of dust or tiny vibration can compromise their work, physicists need laboratories protected from any …

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Oct. 7, 2021

Laëtitia Baringthon awarded the "L'Oréal-UNESCO Jeunes Talents France 2021" Prize for Women in Science

Laëtitia Baringthon, a doctoral student on the CASSIOPÉE light line, in collaboration with Synchrotron Soleil and the CNRS/THALÈS joint physics unit, was awarded the Prix …

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Aug. 18, 2021

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June 15, 2021

Discovering the origins of the universe with the QUBIC telescope

QUBIC (QU Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology) is a cosmology experiment designed to study the so-called inflation period, a period during which the Universe expanded extremely …

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Oct. 12, 2021

Jacqueline Bloch, CNRS research director at C2N, CNRS silver medal, elected member of the Académie des sciences, physics section

Jacqueline Bloch is an experimental physicist and expert in quantum and nonlinear optics. She is interested in the coupling between light and matter in connection …

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June 23, 2021

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More C2N News



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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    27/Oct/2021 - 3 p.m.

    Quantum imaging with entangled photons

    By Hugo DEFIENNE

    Quantum imaging harnesses quantum properties of light and their interaction with the environment to go beyond the limits of classical imaging or to implement unique …

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    10/Nov/2021 - 10 a.m.

    High peak power pulses and solitons in quantum cascade laser combs

    By Jérôme FAIST

    Thanks to progress in Quantum cascade laser combs, mid-infrared dual comb spectroscopy has recently achieved very short time resolution (10s) and very high accuracy (1m …

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    PhD defense
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    24/Sep/2021 - 2 p.m.

    Nonlinear optics for silicon photonics

    By Christian LAFFORGUE

    Jury members :

    Camille-Sophie Brès, Associate professor, EPFL : Rapporteure, examinatrice

    Arnaud Mussot, Professeur des universités, Université de Lille : Rapporteur, examinateur

    Béatrice Dagens, Directrice de …

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    27/Sep/2021 - 10 a.m.

    mm-wave generation using optical phase-locked loops for 5G applications

    By Delphin DODANE

    Composition du jury :

    Président : Riad Haidar, professeur chargé de cours, Onera, Supoptique, école Polytechnique

    Rapportrice : Christelle Aupetit-Berthelemot, professeure, Université de Limoges, XLIM

    Rapporteur : Jeremy Witzens, …

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    06/Oct/2021 - 2 p.m.

    Bio-inspired Continual Learning and Credit Assignment for Neuromorphic Computing


    Deep learning algorithms allow computers to perform cognitive tasks ranging from vision to natural language processing with performance comparable to humans. Although these algorithms are …

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    HdR defense
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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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    09/Jul/2021 - 2 p.m.

    (in french) Contribution aux systèmes électromécaniques d’actionnement et de mesure

    By Emile Martincic

    Résumé des travaux

    Si des solutions à des problèmes pratiques ont été imaginées depuis des centaines, voire des milliers d’années, les micro-nano-technologies ont offert plus …

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