Prof. Dr. Joseph Zyss


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsQuantum Optics
KeywordsNonlinear optics, Photonic crystal fibers, Fiber sensors, Functional photonic polymers, Nonlinear dynamics

Current contact address

InstitutionEcole Normale Superieure de Cachan
InstituteLaboratoire de Photonique Quantique et Moleculaire (UMR 8537)

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Philip St. John RussellMax-Planck-Institut für die Physik des Lichts, Erlangen
Prof. Dr. Jochen FeldmannLehrstuhl für Photonik und Optoelektronik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), München
Start of initial sponsorship01/05/2011


2010Humboldt Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Zyss is internationally recognised as a world-leading expert in the trans-disciplinary field of nonlinear optical polymers, where his deep physical insight has led to many ground-breaking innovations. He is also a very successful scientific collaborator, working on an international scale in Europe, the USA, Korea and Israel. During his stay in Germany he plans to explore the use of “holey” photonic crystal fibre as a template for devices based on microstructured nonlinear optical polymers, as a vehicle for new types of surface-plasmon device and as the basis for a fully fiberized optical patch clamp with applications in medicine.