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Jean-Michel Gérard

Quantum Photonics, Electronics, Engineering Laboratory
Phone: 04 38 78 31 34
Fax: 04 38 78 51 97
Present position
CEA Research Director in the fields of nanophotonics and semiconductor nanostructures.

Present research topics
Physics of semiconductor quantum dots
Cavity quantum electrodynamics (CQED) with quantum dots
- Spontaneous emission control in photonic wire nanocavities
- Ultrafast all-optical switching of microcavity modes and of CQED effects
Novel devices for Quantum Technologies
- QD sources of single photons and entangled photon pairs
- Superconducting nanowire single photon detectors on SOI chips
- G and W color centers in SOI as integrated single photon sources

Academic cursus:
• Sept. 1982-Sept. 1986: Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau
• June 1986: DEA in Solid-State Physics of Paris VI and Paris XI-Orsay Universities
• Sept. 1990: PhD degree granted by Paris VI University, for a work performed at the French Telecommunications Research Center (Bagneux, France): "Growth by molecular beam epitaxy and optical study of the electronic properties of highly-strained InAs/GaAs semiconductor heterostructures".

• 09/1990 – 09/2001: Researcher at the French Telecommunications Research Center (CNET until 1999), and at France Telecom R&D Laboratories, Bagneux, France.
• 09/2001 – now: Researcher at CEA-Grenoble
• 09/2001 – 10/2005: Head of the "Physics of Semiconductors" laboratory, and of the CEA-CNRS-UJF joint research team "Nanophysics and Semiconductors"
• 10/2005 – 12/2015: Head of the Physics of Materials and Microstructures Laboratory (SP2M, a research lab of CEA and Joseph Fourier University, staff ~120)
• 01/2016 – 2019: Head of Quantum Photonics, Electronics and Engineering Laboratory (PHELIQS, a research laboratory of CEA and University Grenoble Alpes, staff~120 personnes)

Scientific contributions
Around 350 indexed publications on the Web of Science (H=57). For a complete list of publications, please see one of these web pages:
• on Google Scholar
• on Web ocif Sence

Physics professor at Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France) from 1997 to 2009
Master 2 lectures in "Nanophotonics and Quantum Information" at Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, from 2003 to 2015
Master lectures in "Photonics and Plasmonics" at Grenoble- Alpes University, Grenoble, since 2016

DGA Young Scientist Prize 1997, awarded by the french Ministry of Defense)
Prize of the French State (in french : Prix fondé par l'Etat) 2005, awarded by the french Academy of Sciences
Quantum Device Award 2008 (prize funded by Eudyna Corp (formely Fujitsu Corp), Japan)
Léon Brillouin Great Prize2016, awarded by the French Optical Society.

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