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Yanne K. Chembo

Research Scientist
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)


Laser sciences & technologies

Nonlinear, stochastic and quantum phenomena in optoelectronics and microwave photonics


My research activities are essentially focused on the exploration of nonlinear, quantum and stochastic phenomena in optoelectronics, microwave photonics, and laser physics. The various applications of these investigations include aerospace systems, optical communications, time-frequency metrology, signal detection and sensors.

I am currently leading a research group on these topics at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

My research group is principally focused on exploiting the nonlinear and quantum phenomena hosted in ultra-high Q whispering gallery mode resonators. More concretely, we aim to use these resonators to generate ultra-pure pure microwave signals, either through optoelectronic oscillators or optical frequency combs (originating from Kerr, Raman or Brillouin effects). We also investigate the use of these combs as multiwavelength coherent sources for advanced modulation formats in optical communication systems.

From a broader perspective, I also investigate several other topics from a more fundamental perspective in the area of nonlinear and stochastic dynamics, quantum optics, laser physics and information theory (most notably, photonic reservoir computing using optoelectronic delayed systems).

This research is led in collaboration with various national and international research centers, which are partners of CNRS.

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Last updated on January 2017.
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