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     Date Submitted:10-02-2012
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     Current job:Junior researcher in photonics
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywords- Experimental physicist (fibre optics, laser spectroscopy, new fibre sensors for the space industry, astrophysics) - Fellowship of European Space Agency (NPI student) - Good organisation and methodological skills - Scientific publications
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    Junior researcher in fiber optics and laser spectroscopy, EPFL

     

    EDUCATION

    • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
      Ph.D. in science. Specialization in Photonics                                                               2007-2012

    “Optical Gas-Phase Frequency References Based on Photonic Crystal Technology: Impact of Slow Light on Molecular Absorption"

    • Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
      M.Sc. in science. Specialization in physics. Option: Astrophysics.                       2005-2007

      Graduation honours: Dean's Honour List
    • Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
      B.Sc. in science. Specialization in physics.                                                                 2002-2005

     

    PROFESSIONAL QUALITIFICATIONS

    • ­Fellowship of European Space Agency in the frame of the Networking/Partnering Initiative of ESA
    • 4 years experience in developing new fibre sensors for the space industry
    • 2 years experience in experimental astrophysics
    • Good organisation and methodological skills
    • Several scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings

    JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

    1. I. Dicaire, J.-C. Beugnot, L. Thévenaz, "Analytical modeling of the gas-filling dynamics in photonic crystal fibers", Applied Optics 49, 4604-4609 (2010).
       
    2. I. Dicaire et al., "Ha kinematics of the SINGS Nearby Galaxies Survey, II", MNRAS,  385, 553-605 (2008).
       
    3. I. Dicaire et al., "Deep Fabry-Perot Ha Observations of NGC 7793: a Very Extended Hadisk and a Truly Declining Rotation Curve", The Astronomical Journal, 135, 2038-2047 (2008).
       
    4. L. Thévenaz, S. Chin, I. Dicaire, ”Molecular absorption under material and structural slow light illumination”, to be submitted to Nature Photonics.
       
    5. I. Dicaire, A. de Rossi, L. Thévenaz, ”Probing molecular absorption using a photonic crystal waveguide under slow light propagation”, to be submitted to Optics Letters.

     

    CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

    1. L. Thévenaz, I. Dicaire, S. Chin, ”Enhancing the light-atom interactions using slow light: towards the concept of dense light (Invited paper)”, in Photonics West - Advances in Slow and Fast Light V, San Francisco, California, USA, Proceedings of SPIE Vol 8273, 8273-48 (2012).
       
    2. I. Dicaire, S. Chin, and L. Thévenaz, ”Structural slow light can enhance Beer-Lambert absorption,” in Slow and Fast Light, OSA Technical Digest (CD), paper SLWC2 (2011).
       
    3. I. Dicaire, J.-C. Beugnot, L. Thévenaz, ”Optimized conditions for gas light interaction in photonic crystal fibres” in Fourth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7653, 76530L (2010).
       
    4. L. Thévenaz, S. Chin, I. Dicaire, J.-C. Beugnot, S. Foaleng Mafang, M. Gonzalez Herraez, ”Experimental verification of the effect of slow light on molecular absorption” in 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7503, 75034W (2009).
       
    5. I. Dicaire, J.-C. Beugnot, L. Thévenaz, ”Suspended-core fibres as optical gas sensing cells: study and implementation” in Photonic Crystal Fibers III, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7357, 73570U (2009).

                                                                                           

    PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

    • Teaching assistant at EPFL
      Supervision of student exercises                                                                                 2009-2011
       
    • Collaboration with Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea                                         October 2010
       
    • Scientific editing of R&D reports, CETechnologies inc., Boucherville, Canada      2005-2007

     

    TECHNIQUES

    Photonic crystal fibers, laser spectroscopy, arc-fusion splicing, all-fiber gas cells for space applications, numerical simulations, spectroscopy techniques (saturated absorption, wavelength modulation), slow light and group velocity measurements, photonic crystal waveguides, data analysis, astronomical observation at world-leading telescopes (European Southern Observatory in Chile, Canada, …)

     

    LANGUAGES

    French – Fluent (Native language)

    English – Fluent

    German – Fair (A2/B1 level; European language standards)

     

    HOBBIES: Cycling, skiing, reading


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