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Optics as a key to understanding rogue waves

vagues scélérates, rogue waves

Rogue waves are powerful waves that erupt suddenly. They are rare, but destructive. Above all, they are unpredictable. Surprisingly, researchers have been able to better understand these fascinating waves by studying similar phenomena in fiber optic lasers.   Before scientists began measuring and observing them, rogue waves had long been …

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Debate: carbon tax, an optical illusion

Carbon Tax, Taxe carbone, Fabrice Flipo

Fabrice Flipo, Télécom École de Management – Institut Mines-Télécom The climate is warming and changing: we must act. On the French version of the website The Conversation, climate change specialist Christian de Perthuis recently applauded the introduction of the carbon tax in France in 2014 and its gradual increase. Referring …

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Dam-break phenomenon in optical fibers

dam break, optical fiber

Last May, for the first time, researchers from the University of Lille and IMT Lille-Douai exposed a photon dam breaking in an optical fiber. These results provided the experimental confirmation for an old theory that dates back over 50 years. Above all, this research reveals a surprising analogy with a …

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Arago, technology platform in optics for the industrial sector

Arago, IMT Atlantique, Jean-Louis de Bougrenet

Arago is a technology platform specializing in applied optics, based at IMT Atlantique’s Brest campus. It provides scientific services and a technical environment for manufacturers in the optics and vision sectors. It has unique expertise in the field of liquid crystals, micro-optics and health.   Are you in the industrial …

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An autonomous contact lens to improve human vision

lentille autonome, autonomous contact lens

Two teams from IMT Atlantique and Mines Saint-Étienne have developed an autonomous contact lens which is powered by an integrated flexible micro-battery. This invention is a world first that opens new health prospects, whilst also opening the door for scientists to develop other human-machine interfaces.   Human augmentation, a field …

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Romain Quey, all about polycrystals

Romain Quey

A recent winner of a CNRS Bronze medal, Romain Quey is a materials science researcher at the Georges Friedel[1] laboratory at Mines Saint-Étienne. He focuses especially on the deformation of metallic polycrystalline materials. In the following interview for I’MTech, he presents his research, between synchrotron radiation and digital simulation.   …

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CiViQ: working towards implementing quantum communications on our networks

Civiq

End 2018, the CiViQ H2020 European project was launched for a period of three years. The project aims to integrate quantum communication technologies into traditional telecommunication networks. This scientific challenge calls upon Télécom Paris’ dual expertise in both quantum cryptography and optical telecommunication, and will provide more security for communications. …

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Vincent Thiéry

IMT Lille Douai | Civil Engineering, Environment, Geosciences, Geomaterials

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In search of forgotten cements

cements

Out of the 4 billion tons of cement produced every year, the overwhelming majority is Portland cement.  Invented over 200 years ago in France by Louis Vicat — then patented by Englishman Joseph Aspdin —Portland is a star in the world of building materials. Its almost unparalleled durability has allowed …

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Military vehicles are getting a new look for improved camouflage

camouflage, military vehicles

I’MTech is dedicating a series of articles to success stories from research partnerships supported by the Télécom & Société Numérique Carnot Institute (TSN), to which IMT Atlantique belongs. How can military vehicles be made more discreet on the ground? This is the question addressed by the Caméléon project of the …

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