Welcome to the Nonlinear Photonics Group

The Nonlinear Photonics team pursues dynamic and innovative research at INRS-EMT in Montreal, Canada. It has a world recognized record of achievements in such disciplines as Quantum Optics, Metrology, Nano- and Biophotonics, Terahertz (THz) science and, of course, Nonlinear Optics using bulk, fiber and integrated optical components and devices. It is an acknowledged group of excellence in many disciplines as can be seen in the individual project pages. The group pursues a very diverse range of topics at the leading edge of technology.

Principal Investigator: Prof. Roberto Morandotti

Roberto Morandotti joined the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) – Centre Énergie Matériaux et Télécommunications in 2003, as an Associate Professor, becoming full Professor in 2008. He has a broad experience in Nonlinear Optics, where he has established a remarkable track record during the last few years. In particular, his expertise ranges from the fabrication of Micro and Nano-Photonic structures to the use of various characterization techniques in optics.

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The Team

The nonlinear photonics team is a dynamic group composed of a Research Associate, a Technician, several Post-Doc Fellows, PhD Students, and  Master Students.

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The University

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From several years, Uop group carried out an intense research activity in optics and photonics. In particular, we are specialized in THz photonics, Quantum, Integrated and Singular Optics as well as Bio-photonics.

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Scaling On-Chip Entangled Photon States to Higher Dimensions
Scaling On-Chip Entangled Photon States to Higher Dimensions
  To reach the processing capabilities required for meaningful quantum information science it is necessary to scale up information content that we can handle. To this end, considerable efforts were devoted to increasing the number of qubits (the simplest unit of quantum information) in nonclassical systems ...
Bacterial Waveguides of Light
Bacterial Waveguides of Light
The surprising existence of a significant nonlinear response in microorganisms, involving both robust self-trapping and enhanced transmission of a light beam through a biological suspension of marine bacteria, was recently demonstrated. The bacteria formed actual optical waveguides while remaining alive and in good health,despite the ...
Prix Planète INRS 2017
Prix Planète INRS 2017
This year also, Professor Morandotti has been awarded the “Prix Planète INRS” in recognition of the excellence of his group research activities. See: Prix Planète INRS
Passively mode-locked laser with an ultra-narrow spectral width
Passively mode-locked laser with an ultra-narrow spectral width
Prof. Morandotti’s group demonstrates a technique for generating a stable coherent train of ultra-short laser pulses. Most mode-locking techniques introduced in the past focused mainly on increasing the spectral bandwidth to achieve ultrashort, sub-picosecond-long coherent light pulses. By contrast, less importance seemed to be given ...

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