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17 February 2021

Art to show the invisible?

Since September 2020, the Foton Institute has been welcoming two visual artists as part of an Art & Science residency within the laboratory (...)

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9 December 2020

Semiconductor physics of organic–inorganic 2D halide perovskites

(Nature Nanotechnology 2020) In this Review, we discuss the current understanding in the structure and physical properties of 2DPKs from the monolayers to assemblies, and present a comprehensive comparison with conventional semiconductors. (...)

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23 November 2020

Jacky EVEN in the WoS Highly Cited Researchers list

Each year, the Web of Science Group ((c) Clarivate Analytics) identifies the world’s most influential researchers. The 2020 list contains about 6,400 Highly Cited Researchers, some 3,900 in 21 (...)

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3 February 2020

World record for photon capture in micro-resonators

(Physical Review Letters, mar. 2016) The introduction of a slow-light medium in an optical micro-resonator extends the lifetime of a photon circulating in the device by several orders of magnitude.

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12 July 2021

Nessim JEBALI defends his PhD thesis

« Contribution to the study of the non-linear properties of chalcogenide glass waveguides and micro-resonators », Monday 12th july 2021, 10:00 am, videoconferencing (...)

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15 June 2021

Lipin CHEN defends his PhD thesis

« Optoelectronic, vibrational and transport properties of III-V/Si antiphase boundaries for photonics and solar energy harvesting », Tuesday 15th june 2021, 9:30 am, INSA Rennes (...)

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17 February 2021

Joseph SLIM defends his PhD thesis

« Optical Signal Processing for Space Division Multiplexed Systems », Wednesday 17th of february 2021, 9:00 am, ENSSAT (...)

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5 February 2021

Alejandro LORENZO RUIZ defends his PhD thesis

« Nonlinear integrated photonic devices based on gallium phosphide », Friday 5th of february 2021, 9:15 am, INSA Rennes (...)

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9 December 2019

Gaëlle BRÉVALLE defends his PhD thesis

« Investigation of quantum dots VECSEL for the realization of a coherent dual wavelength laser », Monday 9th of december 2019, 1:30 pm, INSA Rennes (Amphi Bonnin) (...)

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Highly efficient photoelectric effect in halide perovskites for regenerative electron sources

We report efficient, regenerative and low-cost electron sources based on solution-processed (...)

The dark exciton ground state promotes photon-pair emission in individual perovskite nanocrystals

Perovskite quantum dots (QDs) are promising nanostructures for optoelectronics, especially for (...)

H2020 Grant for perovskite-based lighting, wearables and fabric devices with LiFi and photovoltaic capability has been approved and started April 1st 2020

The EU H2020-funded project PeroCUBE aims at developing flexible, lightweight perovskite-based (...)

Chem. Mat. cover picture: "Fully Inorganic Mixed Cation Lead Halide Perovskite Nanoparticles: A Study at the Atomic Level"

The atomic resolution of a mixed cation rubidium–cesium lead halide perovskite nanoparticle is (...)

The Importance of Relativistic Effects on Two-Photon Absorption Spectra in Metal Halide Perovskites

Despite intense research into the optoelectronic properties of MHPs, sub-bandgap absorption in (...)

SFNano - C’Nano 2019 PhD prize for Ida Lucci

« Surface and interface contributions to III-V/Si hetero-epitaxial growth: Theory and (...)

First demonstration of solar hydrogen production at FOTON institute

Photoelectrochemical water oxidation of GaP(1-x)Sbx with a direct band gap of 1.65 eV for full (...)

Highlights 2019

The new issue of Institut FOTON - Highlights 2019 is now released on our website

Hongzhi YANG defended his Ph.D thesis

Hongzhi has defended his thesis on June 4th, 2019, at the Beijing Institut of Technology (BIT). (...)

The ground exciton state of formamidinium lead bromide perovskite nanocrystals is a singlet dark state

Perovskite quantum dots (QDs) are promising nanostructures for optoelectronics, especially for (...)