Physics Department of Thales Research & Technology (THAES)

Thales Research & Technology (THALES)

THALES Research and Technology-France (TRT), located in Palaiseau, is the main multidisciplinary research unit of THALES group, one of the major world players in professional electronics. Through its internal activities and scientific links with industries and universities, either in France or internationally, TRT is participating in the preparation of THALES industrial future in strategic R&D fields. With over 250 highly skilled staff, 13000 sq. m of labs of which 1700 sq. m clean rooms, TRT’s research teams perform pioneering work in the most advanced areas of optics & optoelectronics, quantum physics, electronic components for microwave applications and materials. S&T skills, ranging from materials elaboration (epitaxy of various semiconductors or magnetic thin films, ceramics, polymers), through component modelling, processing, testing, assembly and packaging, to integration in appropriate demonstrators are available on site and allow full validation of the technologies investigated before their transfer to operational divisions of THALES Group.

The contribution of TRT to TERASLICE will be carried out in the “Physics Dept.”, within the “Optical Signal Processing” and “Micro- and Nano-Physics” research groups. The Physics department has about 25 years of experience in different research topics in electro-optics (materials and devices), advanced laser sources, non-linear optics, optical signal processing and optoelectronics for microwave and sensing systems.

In Teraslice, Thales RT is responsible for the design and modelling of the photonic ADC concept, the communication and dissemination activities. Thales RT contributes to set up the final demonstration of photonic-assisted analog-to-digital conversion using the frequency comb, the modulator and the multi-PIC assembly.

Dr. Loïc Morvan received the PhD degree from University of Paris-Sud on lidar and lasers in 2006. He is a Thales Research & Technology research staff member since 2001, working on photonics architectures for radar/lidar signal processing and metrology, including the spectrum analysis of wideband RF signals through spectral hole burning (SHB) in rare-earth ions doped crystals. He has a large expertise in the realization of low-noise, stabilized and frequency controlled semiconductor and solid-state lasers sources. He authored and co-authored more than 25 papers, and 10 patents. He is responsible of the “Optical Signal Processing” research group .

Dr. Loïc Morvan