Valentin Guichard

During my studies in École polytechnique in Paris, I developed my interest for Quantum information and Quantum optics. First, I joined Quandela as an intern. While feeling a strong connection with this team, I wanted a more academic experience. Afterwards, I graduated from both Université Paris Saclay and Institut d’Optique in the Master Laser, Optics, Matter. I have now started my PhD in Pascale Senellart’s team and I will work on building new sources of photonic graph states based on semiconductor quantum dots embedded in micropilar cavities.

Clement Millet

Clément started his PhD in 2017 on the spin-photon interaction in a cavity-quantum dot system. He earlier graduated from the Université Paris-Sud with a major in quantum optics and light-matter interaction. He developed a taste for teaching physics, which lead him to successfully compete for the Agrégation in 2016. During his studies, he worked as an intern on noise in semiconductor lasers (2014) and on in-vivo imaging of brain cells (2015).

Phone: +33 1 70 27 05 63


Prof. Pascale Senellart

Pascale Senellart obtained her PhD from University Paris 6 in 2001 for her studies on microcavity polaritons. After two short postdoctoral positions in industrial laboratories, she joined the CNRS at end of 2002 at the Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures where she started a research line on cavity quantum electrodynamics with semiconductor quantum dots. In 2008, she invented a technology to fully control the coupling between a quantum dot to a microcavity, a technique that now allows her team to address many interesting challenges in the field of solid-state quantum optics. She has co-authored 120 papers in refereed journals and given more than 90 invited talks in international conferences and workshops. She was awarded of an ERC starting grant in 2011 and of the iXcore foundation in 2012. She was laureate of the CNRS silver medal in 2014, elected OSA Fellow in 2018.


phone: (+33) 1 70 27 05 67

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Dr. Loic Lanco

Loïc Lanco started his research activity with a PhD on integrated twin-photon sources, at Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques, in collaboration with Thales Research & Technology (2003-2006). He then joined P. Senellart’s team in the Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures (now C2N – Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies), as a post-doc, where he developed the in-situ lithography technique for deterministic light-matter coupling (2006-2007). In 2007 he obtained a permanent position as Assistant Professor at University Paris Diderot (now “Université de Paris”). Since then he has focused his research activities on the enhancement of photon-photon and spin-photon interactions, pushing them down to the single-quantum level. Author of 47 publications and 25 invited talks, he has supervised five PhD students and four post-docs, and obtained his Research Habilitation in 2017. He headed the Physics BSc at University Paris Diderot between 2014 and 2018, and was nominated as a junior member of the “Institut Universitaire de France” in 2019.


phone: (+33) 1 70 27 03 73

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Dr. Daniel Lanzillotti-Kimura

daniel-kimuraiiHe was born in Buenos Aires, land of tango and asados.  He obtained his PhD in physics at Instituto Balseiro (Argentina) and Université Paris VI (France) in 2009.  After his postdoctoral research at the Bariloche Atomic Center, he joined Zhang’s group at the University of California at Berkeley.  In 2013 he joined the Quantum Dots Group as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2015 he got a Scientistific Researcher position in the CNRS and recently he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant.  His research is focused on the mechanisms underlying the interaction of acoustic excitations with photons, electrons and other phonons at the nanoscale; the engineering of nanomechanical structures and the control light-matter interactions in confined systems in the classical and quantum regimes.

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phone: (+33) 1 70 27 05 50

Abdelmounaim Harouri

abdouI obtained my degree in “Electronics Engineering” in 2009 (Algeria) and a second level master degree in “Integrated electronics devices” from INSA Lyon (France) in 2010.
Subsequently I joined the photonics group at the Institute of Nanotechnology (INL) in Lyon, at first for an internship on photonic biosensors (BiPBiP project) and afterwards as a CNRS engineer from 2011 to 2015. My project was focused on the development of ad hoc processes for nanotechnology applications: biophotonics, photovoiltaics and in general nanophotonics.
In 2016 I joined the C2N laboratory in Paris as a CNRS engineer, working on optical lithography resources and at the same time on device fabrication in Pascale Senellart’s group.


Phone: (+33) 1 69 63 61 43

Dr. Carlos Anton Solanas

I obtained my master studies (2011) at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain. Between 2011 and 2015, in the same university, I did a PhD in experimental solid-state physics on the applications and fundamental properties of exciton-polaritons. During the spring of 2015 I joined the group of Pascale Senellart, in the C2N-LPN center of the CNRS (Marcoussis, France), to continue my career as a Post-Doc. Since then I have been working on the quantum optical properties of the pure single-photon emission emitted by the quantum dot-micropillar devices developed in the group. In 2016 I received a Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship to research on the project of scalability of quantum photonics using ultra-bright single photon sources.


phone: (+33) (0) 1 69 63 62 26

Dr. Martin Esmann

martin2Martin Esmann received his PhD in the Ultrafast Nano-Optics group of Christoph Lienau in Oldenburg, Germany in 2016. His main area of research was the development of a novel type of  Scanning Near-field Optical Microscope based on the adiabatic compression of Surface Plasmon Polaritions. Since October 2016 he is a post-doc in the team of Pascale Senellart and works on the optomechanical properties of  microcavities simultaneously confining the photonic and phononic density of states and on exciton-phonon coupling to individual semiconductor quantum dots deterministically prepared in such cavities.


phone: (+33) 1 69 63 60 47

Dr. Juan Loredo

Juan was born in Peru between mangroves and rivers, and raised among mountains of crimson skies. He once found out that one can actually do Physics for living, and eventually obtained a PhD from The University of Queensland, Australia, in 2016 under the supervision of Andrew G. White, a great man of unending laughter. During his degree, he had a chance to explore the world of quantum optics and that of quantum dot photon sources. He obtained some interesting results at the interface of these two worlds, thereon triggering the beginning of solid-state based multi-photon quantum optics. After a brief postdoctoral position with Andrew, he then joined the team of Pascale Senellart to deepen in this exciting and recently initiated line of research. With his upcoming work on solid-state multi-photon sources, he hopes to advance the state-of-the-art of high-efficiency quantum photonics.


phone: (+33) 1 69 63 62 26

Fabrice Lamberti

fabrice-lambertokkAfter obtaining my french A-level (Baccalauréat) at the Lycée Chateaubriand in Rome, I moved to Lyon (France) in order to obtain a Diplôme d’Ingénieur in Materials Science and Engineering at the Institut National des Sciences appliquées (INSA Lyon). During my studies I carried out a one year academic exchange at Imperial College London (United Kingdom). I started my PhD in 2014 at C2N and MPQ-Paris. My work consists in studying the interactions between light and mechanical vibrations in GaAs/AlAs nanostructures, the optomechanical properties of micropillars and the interactions between phonons and single photon sources.


phone: (+33) (0) 1 69 63 63 52

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