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  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-08-13 A Partnership with Coractive HighTech Inc.

    With additional financial support from Coractive HighTech Inc., a manufacturer of specialty optical fibers based in Québec City, the NSERC grant will allow the research Chair to build a technology platform for high purity infrared glasses and fibers that will set the international standard of quality and market acceptance. The project builds upon the expertise of Professor Younès Messaddeq’s research chair to develop purer and more transparent infrared glasses. This CRD grant will give Coractive HighTech Inc. access to a world-class laboratory of high-purity infrared glass materials at Laval University. It will also help train students in essential technical skills required for the development of glass materials technology for communications, medicine and industry in Canada.

    The Collaborative Research and Development Grants are intended to give Canadian companies access to the unique knowledge, expertise and resources available in Canadian institutions. This mutually beneficial collaboration will result in industrial and economic benefits to Canada.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-08-06 Two New Engage Projects for the CERCP

    Collaboration agreements between the CERCP and two Canadian businesses were subsidized last June as a part of the NSERC Engage projects.

    The first six month partnership was signed with Photon Etc. This company sells infrared hyperspectral imaging tools. The expertise of Younès Messaddeq’s chair in the area of glass-based materials will help Photon Etc. to develop volume diffraction gratings in special infrared glasses for hyperspectral cameras.

    The second Engage project will be done in collaboration with Telops. This company supplies opto-electronics systems. The chair will help the company to build special multilayer dielectrical filters for spectral ranges in the mid and high infrared.

    The NSERC Engage projects help build new research partnerships between the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Photonic Innovations and private companies. These partnerships generate new job opportunities and allow businesses to have access to academic knowledge and expertise. The projects benefit the country’s economy and show that the CERCP takes to heart the development of Canadian businesses.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-07-18 The CERCP invited to the ICAN conference in Switzerland

    This event took place at the Centre Européen de Recherche Nucléaire (CERN) in Geneva on June 27th and 28th. Dr. Jeff Viens, CERCP’s Director of Technology Transfer, attended two days of conferences regarding the International Coherent Amplification Network (ICAN) project leaded by Professor Gérard Mourou. The presentations were given by experts known throughout the world in the field of high power lasers.

    This project is subsidized by the European Union and consists in building a very powerful laser that would work with multiple optical fibers. This laser could eventually make the particle acceleration process easier and cheaper. It would also be used in the field of nuclear medicine.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-07-17 The CERCP invited to the ICAN conference in Switzerland

    This event took place at the Centre Européen de Recherche Nucléaire (CERN) in Geneva on June 27th and 28th. Dr. Jeff Viens, CERCP’s Director of Technology Transfer, attended two days of conferences regarding the International Coherent Amplification Network (ICAN) project leaded by Professor Gérard Mourou. The presentations were given by experts known throughout the world in the field of high power lasers.

    This project is subsidized by the European Union and consists in building a very powerful laser that would work with multiple optical fibers. This laser could eventually make the particle acceleration process easier and cheaper. It would also be used in the field of nuclear medicine.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-07-17 The CERCP hires many interns for summer 2013

     

    Many interns are working at the CERCP this summer. Some of them are coming from outside of Canada. This commitment to train highly qualified personnel is one of the distinguishing characteristics of our research chair. During the whole summer, these interns will benefit from an exceptional working environment which is unique in Canada and rarely found elsewhere in the world. They will be supervised by experts who are internationally known and who are working in the field of glass synthesis and optical fiber fabrication. They will acquire a unique experience in their fields of study.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-06-25 A New Agreement with Brazil

    A delegation of scientists coming from Universidade Estadual Paulista in Brazil visited Université Laval on June 10. This special day would probably not have happened without the initiative of Younès Messaddeq. He is the one who wanted to strengthen the collaboration between Université Laval and Brazil. He was working on this project way before the delegation came to Québec. Dr. Messaddeq attended meetings on June 10 and he showed his chair’s facilities located in the COPL to the officials of Universidade Estadual Paulista.

    His efforts culminated in the signing of an agreement establishing a cooperative research program on photonics and nanomaterials. This agreement will help create exchange programs for students. It will also allow scientists working at the Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers to collaborate with researchers from Brazil on a five year long research program.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-06-06 A Very Special Gala Dinner

     

    The ceremony will have an artistic touch and will take place at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The goal of the event is to give an award and to celebrate the excellence of Canadians of Arab descent who are working in various fields such as politics, arts, business, youth and charity. Younès Messaddeq is one of the five nominees in the category related to science. According to the Algerian Ambassador Smail Benamara, the purpose of this event "is to show a good image of our communities and good examples for our youth".

    All the candidates will receive a commemorative plaque to show that the distinction is more collective than individual.

    We wish Younès good luck and we hope he will win the award.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-03-19 Homage to the researchers-inventors of l'Université Laval: Several awards for the CERCP

    The Homage to researchers/inventors members of l’Université Laval was organized by the Vice-Rectorate for Research and creation to highlight the excellence and creativity of researchers-inventors that filed a new patent application in the previous year.

     

    The CERCP has won four awards for the following inventions:

     

    Large diameter, lightweight and without molding mirrors

    Electrochemical sensor

    Transparent and electro-conductive glass

    Optogenetic probe

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-02-22 An article in Le Soleil
  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-01-30 Photonics West 2013

    From Febuary 2 to 7, the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Photonic Innovations will take part in the world’s largest gathering in the areas of photonics and lasers, Photonics West 2013 in San Francisco. With more than 1,200 companies in 2012 and over 20,000 attendees, Photonics West 2013 is the flagship event comprising a scientific conference and an exhibition that allows companies and researchers unprecedented exposure.

    Although it is the first participation for the Chair at Photonics West, it will benefit from great visibility as its booth will be located within the Canadian cluster.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2013-01-11 ECI conference

    From January 6th to 11th, the CERCP Chair holder, Younès Messaddeq, attended the ECI conference, Functional Glasses: Properties and Applications for Energy and Information, at the Grand Hotel Minareto in Siracusa, Sicily.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2012-12-06 Recruiting doctoral students

     

    The Canada Excellence Research Chair in Photonic Innovations under the direction of Prof. Younes Messaddeq is currently recruiting candidates for doctoral studies to advance applied research on multifunctional and multifiber materials. Several innovative research projects are currently available regarding the design, fabrication and characterization of smart textiles on cellular frequencies. The key research areas particularly include:

     

    Textile RF antenna design and modelling

    RF fiber and textile fabrication    

    Experimental characterization of RF fibers and textiles        

     

    Research activities include a modelling and an experimental component. The work will be conducted in the laboratories of the Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers at l’Université Laval. Candidates should have a background in Physics, Engineering Physics, or Electrical Engineering, and be available to start doctoral studies in May 2013. Masters students wishing to pursue a PhD will also be considered. Interested candidates should forward their resume and academic transcript to Prof. Messaddeq before January 15, 2013.


    Prof. Younes Messaddeq

    Chaire d’Excellence en Recherche du Canada sur les Innovations Photoniques
    UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL

    Centre d'Optique, Photonique et Laser (COPL) 
    Pavillon d'optique-photonique, 2375 rue de la Terrasse, local 2131 
    Québec, Canada, G1V 0A6 
    Téléphone: 
    418 656-2131 ext. 5338

    Courriel: Younes.Messaddeq@copl.ulaval.ca

    Web: http://www.cercp.ca/

     

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2012-10-16 Code Chastenay

    Last May, a production crew for Télé-Québec’s weekly science popularization show, Le Code Chastenay, shot a report at Université Laval’s Pavilion of Optics & Photonics. The report will focus on new optical fiber manufactured by the Chair, which will advance COPL research on fibre lasers and optical communication. Entitled Une nouvelle génération de fibres optiques, the report will be broadcast Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 pm on the Télé-Québec network. The show (episode 113), will also airTuesday, October 16 at 1:30 am, Wednesday, October 17 at 4:32 am and Monday, October 22 at 2:30 pm. It is also possible to view the episodes of Code Chastenay on video-on-demand at the following link: http://video.telequebec.tv/le-code-chastenay.


    Chastenay Code is a series that focuses on science, targeting a wider public as possible, and is broadcast weekly on Télé-Québec.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2012-10-06 1st International School on Advanced Materials for Photonic Applications

    Members of the CERCP and the COPL participated at the 1st International School on Advanced Materials for Photonic Applications which took place from October 6th to 14th at the Institute of Chemistry at Araraquara, Brazil.

    From left to right: David Helie, Mathieu Boivin, Maxime Rioux, Réal Vallée, Denis Boudreau and Younes Messaddeq.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2012-10-01 Feature in La Presse Affaires

    Since a special report in published in the October edition of La Presse Affaires was dedicated to optics and photonics, a feature was written on the CERCP and the COPL.

     

    The article, which appears on the second page of the section dedicated to optics and photonics, gives a portrayal of the chair by illustrating its objectives and its collaborations with the industry in the region.

     

    La Presse Affaires targets the business community and enjoys a full distribution, which counts more than 205,000 copies. They reach an average of 436,500 readers.

     

    Click the following link to read the article:

    http://www.copl.ulaval.ca/fileadmin/copl/documents/documents/Actualites_et_evenements/Publireportage_La_Presse_FINAL.pdf

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2012-09-06 A visit from the Mayor of Bordeaux at the COPL

    As part of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the twinning of the cities of Bordeaux and Quebec, Mr. Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux, will be visiting the city of Quebec, from September 6 to 10, 2012. Accompanied by a delegation of Bordeaux companies looking for business partners, the Mayor of Bordeaux will be the honored guest of Université Laval on September 6 where he will bevisiting the Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers. Welcomed by the Centre's Director, Professor Réal Vallée, and the Chair holder, Professor Younès Messaddeq, the Bordeaux delegation will tour the laboratories of the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Enabling Photonic Innovations.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2012-08-14 Full-time professor position to fill

    Professor in Photonic devices and their applications to optical communication systems

    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering announces an opening for a full-time, tenure track position.


    Position description

    The applicant should have solid research experience in the area of photonic devices and their applications to optical communication systems. The field of research includes but is not limited to optical fiber devices and integrated photonic circuits. Also of interest are the studies of their applications to the generation, amplification and reception of advanced modulation formats, optical switching and routing, as well as optical signal processing. This position will contribute to the research and training activities of the Canada research chair in Advanced photonics technologies for emerging communication strategies. This research program is also in collaboration with the Canada excellence research chair in Enabling photonic innovations for information and communication.

     

    The successful applicant must be capable of: developing an excellent research program with financial support from government and industry, directing the research of MSc and PhD students, offering quality instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and contributing to the development and evolution of courses and programs within their specialty at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

     

    Qualifications

    Candidates must hold, or be about to receive, a doctorate in Electrical Engineering, or an equivalent discipline at the time of employment. The successful candidate has to be a registered member of the O.I.Q. (Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec) or be eligible and committed to acquire registration with the O.I.Q. or another Canadian professional engineering association. As teaching is in French, the successful candidate must have or acquire both oral and written skills in French. The Université Laval offers non-francophone candidates various language training options for achieving the necessary level of competency in French.

     

    Applications

    Candidates should submit curriculum vitae, statements of interest in research and teaching, copies of three of their relevant technical publications, and names and addresses of four references to:

     

    Dr. André Desbiens,

    Interim Head Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Université Laval

    Pavillon Pouliot, local 1300

    1065 Ave de la Médecine

    Québec QC

    G1V 0A6

     

    Applications must be received by November 15th 2012. Employment will begin before or on September 1st 2013. Documents may be submitted electronically in PDF format to directeur@gel.ulaval.ca


    Valuing diversity, Université Laval encourages all qualified individuals to apply-particularly women, visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities-but priority will be given to Canadians and Canadian permanent residents.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2012-07-19 Acquisition of a vacuum evaporation system

    As part of a grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to support the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Enabling Photonic Innovations for Information and Communication, the team headed by Younès Messaddeq has acquired a vacuum evaporation system.

    This system will now allow the Chair to develop IR materials based on thin films of exotic glasses, such as chalcogenides.

    The NanoChrome II system from IntlVAC is equipped with an electron gun and a special thermal evaporator for exotic glasses. Its use will be critical to the development of a wide range of applications and technologies derived from scientific outcome as well as innovative optical devices generated by the Chair’s activities.

    The qualification and phase-in of the vacuum evaporation system are planned for summer 2012. The system is expected to be fully operational by fall 2012.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2012-07-05 ISNOG

    From July 1st to 5th, four members of the CERCP, Younès Messaddeq, Sandra Helena Peratello, Yannick Ledemi et Mohammed El Amraoui, attended the 18th International Symposium on Non-Oxide and New Optical Glasses (ISNOG), held at the Palais des Congrès at Saint-Marlo, France. The ISNOG offered to scientists and industrial specialist working in different research fields, a series of conferences and disscusions to share their ideas, solutions and issues related to the crucial role played by Non-Oxide and New Optical Glasses in cutting edge technologies. At this congress, which brought together over 200 researchers and students, members of the Chair presented some of their researches:


    ``Infrared to visible up-conversion emission in Er3+/Yb3+ co-doped fluoro-phosphate glass-ceramics ´´

    Y. Ledemi, M. El Amraoui, J. Wren, S. Kroeker and  Y. Messaddeq

     

    `` Photoinduced changes of the refractive index of GeS binary glasses exposed to femtosecond pulses ´´

    J-P. Bérubé, S.H. Messaddeq, M. Bernier, I. Skripachev, R. Vallée and Y. Messaddeq

     

    `` Reduction of optical losses in Ga2S3-GeS2-CsCl chalco-halide colorless glasses ´´

    Y. Ledemi, M. El Amraoui, I.  Skripachev, Y. Messaddeq

     

    `` Local structure of glasses based on molybdenum phosphate and neodymium photoluminescence in the visible and near infrared regions ´´

    S.H. Santagneli, L.J.Q. Maia, S.J.L. Ribeiro, Y.Messaddeq 

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2012-05-29 Openings for 2 PDFs

     

    Located at Université Laval, the Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL) is seeking candidates for two post-doctoral fellow positions in fiber optics research. They will be in charge of designing and modeling novel optical fibers for optical communications, sensing and fiber laser applications. Research subjects include, for example, nonlinear optical fibers for optical signal processing, multicore/multimode fibres for spatial division multiplexing, and fiber-based components such as signal combiners and filters. The two open positions are:

     

    ·         Post-doctoral fellow for the design and numerical simulations of innovative fibers

     

    ·     Post-doctoral fellow for performance characterization and experimental demonstration of key applications in the field of optical communications and sensing.

     

    Post-doctoral fellows will help in the daily supervision of graduate students performing numerical simulations and experimental work. They will participate in the definition of research objectives and will contribute to the improvement of the laboratory facility. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and have a good publication record. Salaries will be commensurate with experience. These are three year positions.

     

    These positions are offered jointly by the Canada Research Chair in Optical Fiber Communication and Components, under the direction of Professor Sophie LaRochelle, and the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Enabling Photonic Innovations for Information and Communication (CERC-EPIIC), under the direction of Professor Younès Messaddeq. Laboratories of both researchers are located at the Pavilion of Optics-Photonics at Université Laval. The optical communication laboratory is equipped with a very high speed transmission testbed (115 Gbit/s) with advanced modulation format capability, including high-speed real-time oscilloscopes and arbitrary waveform generators. It also comprises 40 Gbit/s and 10 Gbit/s bit-error-rate measurement capabilities, a state-of-the art fiber Bragg grating writing facility, and a full suite of test and measurement equipment including RF and optical spectrum analyzers, polarization analyzers, OFDR and OTDR test equipment, etc. The optical fiber fabrication laboratory of the CERC-EPIIC is equipped with MCVD and drawing towers. Researchers will have the opportunity to design fibers that will be fabricated on site by an experienced team of technicians and researchers. They will have access to all necessary characterization equipment including near-IR refractometers, scanning electron and atomic force microscopes, etc. Several numerical simulation tools are available including finite element and FDTD. For numerical simulations and signal processing, researchers also have access to a high performance computer cluster (CLUMEQ). 

     

    The COPL is a multidisciplinary research centre comprising 21 faculty members and more than 200 researchers (students, post-doctoral fellows, and research scientists). Université Laval is located in Québec City, Canada, a UNESCO World heritage site. Québec City offers a wide variety of cultural activities and easy access to outdoor activities. 

     

    To apply, please send your résumé to:

     

     

     

    Professor Sophie LaRochelle larochel@gel.ulaval.ca

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2012-05-29 The CERCP's activities to be featured on science show

    Professor Messaddeq recently welcomed a production crew of the Tele-Québec science show, le Code Chastenay. The crew spent a full day shooting scenes for a feature story to appear next season.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2012-04-19 The Chair meets Louis Zacharilla, co-founder of the Intelligent community forum

    In April, Quebec City has qualified among the finalists for the "Smart City", an honor bestowed by the Intelligent community forum. As part of the evaluation process, the Forum's co-founder, Louis Zacharilla visited with Professor Younès Messaddeq the Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers of Université Laval.

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2012-02-07 French Ambassador Tours CERCP Facilities

    On February 7th, the Ambassador of France, Mr. Philippe Zeller, visited CERCP facilities along with the French Consul General to Quebec City, Ms. Hélène Le Gal, and the embassy's Cooperation and Cultural Advisor, Jean-Pierre Tutin.

     

  • Voir les détails Aucun détails 2012-01-24 AAAS Annual Meeting

    On February 15, 2012, in advance of the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a gathering of Canada Excellence Research Chairholders took place at Robson Hall, University of British Columbia. Professor Messaddeq presented his chair to an audience comprised of media, students and representatives of government, industry and science.

     

    http://www.cerc.gc.ca/news-nouvelles/2012/CERC_UBC-summit-sommet-eng.shtml

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