Le LP2N participe aux Equipes-Projets-Communes (EPC) et LabCom suivants:

L’équipe commune Manao en collaboration avec l’INRIA et le Labri


Head: Xavier Granier
Permanent members:  Romain Pacanowski
Associated permanent members:  Pascal Barla (INRIA), Gaël Guennebaud (INRIA), Pierre Bénard (Univ. Bordeaux, LaBRI), Patrick Reuter (Univ. Bordeaux, LaBRI)


The Manao project aims at studying how light, matter and shape act together in synergies, at the convergence of Digital Optics and Computer Graphics, providing for more powerful representations of appearance. Such a high-level approach is to contrast with the main trend of modern Computer Graphics to study light, shape and matter separately.The manao project specifically aims at considering information transfer, first from the real world to the virtual world (acquisition & creation), then from computers to observers (visualization & display). For this purpose, we will target representations, algorithms and unified optical/digital systems that decrease the required computational resources.

The benefit of our approach is two-fold: provide fast communication between the real world (original data, human users and sensors) and the digital 3D world; develop new uses of Computer Graphics for scientists (e.g., Optical Science, Archeology), artists, and industrials.

More information on : http://manao.inria.fr


LabCom Starlight+

Head: Giorgio Santarelli
Associated permanent members: Germain Guiraud (ALS), Nick Traynor (ALS)
The joint laboratory Starlight+ fosters together the skills of the French company Azur Light Systems specialized in high power fiber lasers  and the Metrology, Photonics and Partnership Research group LP2N for advanced metrology. The target of this team is to tackle technological and fundamental challenges in low noise high power laser systems for industrial and scientific applications.

Le LabCom iXAtom

Head: Philippe Bouyer
Permanent members:  Baptiste Battelier, Brynle Barrett
Associated permanent members:  Fabien Napolitano (iXBlue), Henri Porte (iXBlue)


ixatom-3dacceleroconceptThe joint laboratory iXAtom brings together the knowledge of the French company iXBlue—experts in optical gyroscopes, photonics and inertial navigation—and personnel from LP2N specialized in atom interferometry. The aim of this collaboration is to make technological advances using cold atoms to develop the next generation of inertial sensors for industrial, military and Space applications, with anticipated improvements in their performance. In the near future, we plan to develop a compact gyroscope and a three-axis accelerometer based on new techniques in atom interferometry. The ultimate goal of iXAtom is to build a new autonomous device which can compete with technologies based on global positioning systems without the drawback of external communication for recalibration.

For more information see: http://www.coldatomsbordeaux.org/ixatom