Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, France

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The “Institut Non Linéaire de Nice” (INLN) is a Joint Research Unit (CNRS – Université de Nice) with outstanding theoretical and experimental expertise in nonlinear dynamics and photonics, out of equilibrium and theoretical physics as well as quantum and cold atom physics. Optical experimentation takes place in seven fully isolated and temperature stabilized labs for a total of about sixty square meters of optical benches. On-site laboratory equipment includes thirty GHz real-time oscilloscopes, optical and electrical spectrum analyzers, interferometers, tunable lasers and low repetition rate pulsed lasers. Computing tools include high-performance workstations and gpu computing platforms,  with access to high-performance 72 nodes cluster connected by low-latency networking for a total of  24Tflops.

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Key research areas

Synchronization and neuromorphic dynamics in semiconductor lasers – Stephane Barland

Random lasing and Biophotonics – Gian Luca Lippi

Cavity light bullets in semiconductor lasers – Massimo Giudici

Key publications

Garbin, Bruno et al. “Topological Solitons As Addressable Phase Bits In A Driven Laser”. Nature Communications 6 (2015): 5915.

Gustave, F. et al. “Dissipative Phase Solitons In Semiconductor Lasers”. Phys. Rev. Lett. 115.4 (2015)Marconi, M. et al.

“Vectorial Dissipative Solitons In Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers With Delays”. Nature Photonics 9.7 (2015): 450-455.

Wang, T., G. P. Puccioni, and G. L. Lippi. “Dynamical Buildup Of Lasing In Mesoscale Devices”. Sci. Rep. 5 (2015): 15858.

Marconi, M. et al. “How Lasing Localized Structures Evolve Out Of Passive Mode Locking”. Phys. Rev. Lett. 112.22 (2014).