The LP2N - Laboratoire Photonique, Numérique et Nanosciences is an unité mixte de recherche between the Institut d'Optique Graduate School - IOGS, the University of Bordeaux and the CNRS. It was created January 1st 2011 on the new site of the Institut d'Optique d'Aquitaine.
The main scientific objectives of LP2N are in direct line with the general objectives accompanying the development of the Bordeaux site of IOGS: the development of methods and techniques in optics, photonics and information processing to study, model and simulate systems or materials in which photonics and/or computer science play a central role. This implies the understanding of material optical properties ranging from single objects to more complex structures, covering nano to macro scales. The activities cover 5 axes:
The Nano-optics and quantum systems axis focuses on the properties of single nanoscale objects and on the quantum properties of matter at low temperature.
The Light and Matter Waves in artificial media axis focuses on the collective properties of waves (either matter or electromagnetic) in the presence of nanostructured media.
The Innovative imaging and quantitative biology axis investigates how imaging, quantifying, analyzing and manipulating bio-assemblies at molecular, cellular or tissue level, to a better understanding of the mechanisms governing human health.
The Computational and optical systems, mixed reality axis develops new concepts for virtual/augmented/mixed reality, using an hybrid and global approach between optics and computer science.
The Industrial partnership, metrology and photonics 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.
Researchers at LP2N have revealed and explained the importance of the effective photon mass in the formation of Anderson highly-localized states in periodic waveguides.
Researchers at LP2N have elaborated a freeware to compute the free-space and guided radiation diagrams of objects embedded in thin-film stacks.