IRP ALPhFA

French-Australian International Research Program in Photonics

ALPhA: International Associated Laboratory in Photonics between France and Australia

IRP ALPhFA
2014
Contact:

Project coordinator or director:
Christian Grillet
christian.grillet(at)ec-lyon.fr

Coordinator partner or co-director:
Prof. Arnan Mitchell
arnan.mitchell(at)rmit.edu.au

IRP ALPhFA
Website

IRP ALPhFA publications

15 peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals
See here

Si photonics. Crédits: www.alphfa.com/

Mid-infrared
Crédits: www.alphfa.com/

Metamaterials
Crédits: www.alphfa.com/

job offer

Apply for the cotutelle PhD program ECLAUSion in nanotechnology science ( photonics, biotechnologies, functional materials , computing architecture…). Within this programme funded by the EU, Ecole centrale de Lyon and RMIT (Melbourne), PhD fellow will will spend ~ 2 years in ECLyon (France) and ~ 1 in RMIT (Melbourne) in Australia

VISION STATEMENT, OVERARCHING GOAL

The IRP ALPhFA (International Associated Laboratory in Photonics between France and Australia), managed by Christian Grillet (CNRS, INL) in collaboration with Prof. Arnan Mitchell (RMIT) started in 2014 and was renewed in 2018.

The IRP ALPhFA seeks to integrate fundamental research, technological innovation, and training in the field of photonics between major French and Australian photonic laboratories.

To achieve this vision, our mission is to create an Associated Laboratory capable of enabling photonics innovation while providing a nurturing education and training environment and exposure to industry. ALPhFA2, while driven by science projects, will endeavor to create a new ecosystem for French and Australian photonics industry to collaborate, train students and wherever possible to expand markets. Our intention is that upon the completion of ALPhFA2, the collaborative links will be strong enough to warrant an IRL (International Research Laboratory) in strong partnership with a “club des industriels” underpinned by photonics technologies. The universities and industry partners in ALPhFA2 will provide beneficial collaboration through unique, complementary facilities and expertise.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PROJECTS

ALPhFA2 focuses on developing the next generation of fully functional integrated photonic devices from visible to infrared wavelength operation. We firmly believe that France and Australia have a unique opportunity to maintain their scientific and technological leading edge in photonic through ALPhFA2 especially considering the potential impact in terms of scientific outcomes, students’ mobility and training, and potential industrial transfer.

The scientific program of ALPhFA2 is built around the strength, complementarities and resources of its members to address some of the most pressing and topical subjects in fundamental photonics and applications including mid-IR photonics, Functional integrated silicon photonics, metasurfaces/metamaterial/plasmonics and possibly biosensing.

outcomes 2018-2019

3 awarded cotutelles PhDs / 5 starting PhD cotutelles

Rémi Colom (AMU Fresnel/ Sydney University) 2018
• Kaizad Rustomji (AMU Fresnel/ Sydney University) 2018
• Milan Sinobad (INL/ RMIT) 2020

15 peer-reviewed publication in high impact journals

Funded grants (including 3 H2020 below, ANR, ARC discoveries, PhC FASIC, IDEX, IEA…)

H2020 ITN-MSCA « SUPUVIR » (FEMTO ST, Université de Rennes, Sydney University)

H2020 FETOPEN-01-2016-2017- RIA – Proposal number: 736937 – MetaMaterials antenna for ultra-high field MRI “M-Cube” (Fresnel, ANU)

H2020 COFUND-MSCA “I3E ECLAUSion” (INL, RMIT)

IEA MIR-ALPhFA

Workshops and mobility

5 workshops organized by ALPhFA members:

ALPhFA workshop, organized by RMIT/INL, Melbourne December 2018 (~20 ALPhFA speakers, 50 participants)
ECLAUSion workshop hosted by RMIT in 2018, with 15 participants
• E3I ECLAUSion information day 28/01/2019, Lyon
WOMBAT (international Workshop on Optomechanics and Brillouin scattering: Fundamentals, Applications and Technology), co-organised by FEMTO, USydney, ANU in Tel-Aviv (March 2019)
LIA ALPhFA & ECLAUSion meeting during SPIE ANZCOP conference Melbourne 8th to 12th of December 2019

Support for the mobility of 25 French researchers/researchers-teachers-students in Australian laboratories and 6 Australian researchers/researchers-teachers-students in French laboratories in 2018 & 2019.

institutions and laboratories involved

France
• INL (CNRS-UMR5270)
• Institut Fresnel (CNRS-UMR7249),
FEMTO-ST (CNRS-UMR6174),
C2N (CNRS-UMR9001)

Australia
• Micro Nano Research Facility (RMIT); Head Prof Arnan MITCHELL;
• Department of Physics and Astronomy (Macquarie University); Head: Prof. Mike STEEL;
• Laser physics center (ANU), Photonic device team; Head: Prof. Steve MADDEN;
• Nonlinear physics center (ANU); Head: Prof Yuri Kivshar, Prof. Dragomir NESHEV;
• The School of physics (Sydney University); Dr. Antoine Runge;
• The Center for MicroPhotonics (Swinburne University); Head Prof David J. MOSS.