Axis 5: Industrial partnership, metrology and photonic systems

Innovative research often relies on instrumental development and upstream research. The “Industrial partnership, metrology and photonic systems” axis aims at establishing a fertile research environment at the crossroad between photonics, electronics and high precision instrumentation as well as advanced optical systems for scientific and industrial applications. The availability of photonic systems with high metrological performances or novel functionalities, such as smart sensors, laser systems for the manipulation of nano-objects or new projection systems, can undoubtedly be beneficial for several fields of modern physics. This axis capitalizes on the rich industrial and academic environment on laser development and computer science in Bordeaux, and relies partly on the concept of shared laboratories where academic staff and industrial partners join their effort to develop innovative concepts, create new tools and tackle fundamental scientific questions.