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Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne

BILLARD Franck (English)

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 +33 (0)3-80-39-59-82
 Office: D223    
 Photonic Department
PFL Team
Fonction : IR CNRS



I received a Master degree in Engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique and a Research Master degree from the Aix-Marseille University in 2001. My PhD degree in Physics was obtained in 2005, after a work on nonlinear optics (metrology of third order nonlinearities of glasses).
Afterwards, I spent two years as a postdoctoral assistant in the MOSAIC group of the Fresnel Institute in Marseille to work on nonlinear microscopy and especially CARS microscopy. 
Since 2008, I join the engineering staff of ICB laboratory as research engineer in the Femtosecond Process and Intense Lasers group (PFL).

Research Field: Short laser Instrumentation, pump-probe spectroscopy, pulse-shaping (coherent control)


Ongoing projects

  • Bourgogne Region PARI II : PHOTCOM (Photonics & Optical Communications, 2014-2020).
  • LABEX ACTION (Smart Systems Integrated in Matter, 2012-2020)

Past projects

  • ANR CoConicS (quantum COntrol of large molecular systems: application to CONiCal IntersectionS, 2014-2018).
  • Welience : Fresnel Prism Autocorrelator projet (FrPA, 2014-2015)
  • Bourgogne Region PARI I : PROCCLA (Control and characterization of matter by laser 2010-2013, 2010-2013).


  • P. Béjot, J. Houzet, F. Billard, E. Cormier, E. Hertz, B. Lavorel, J. Kasparian, J.-P. Wolf, and O. Faucher, “Optical Kerr effect in the strong field regime”, in CLEO US 2013, June 9–14, 2013, San Jose, CA, USA.
  • P. Béjot, J. Houzet, F. Billard, E. Hertz, B. Lavorel, O. Faucher, J. Kasparian, J.-P. Wolf, and E. Cormier,  “Quantum mechanical interpretation of higher-order optical Kerr effect in the strong field regime”, in ICONO/LAT 13, June 18–22, 2013, Moscow, Russia.
  • J. Houzet, E. Hertz, F. Billard, B. Lavorel, and O. Faucher, “Generating circularly polarized low-order harmonics through aligned molecules”, in 1st User Workshop of the Extreme Light Infrastructure – Attosecond Light Pulse Source (ELI-ALPS) Research Facility, November 21–22, 2013, Szeged, Hongrie.
  • G. Millot, B. Kibler, J. Fatome, K. Hammani, A. Picozzi, C. Finot, F. Billard, M. Claudon, J. Goujon, M. Delquié, O. Musset, "Raman beam cleanup, supercontinuum, and optical rogue events in fiber-based systems", in International workshop on novel laser sources and biomedical applications, Brescia, Italie - Mai 2012
  • J. Houzet,  T. Vieillard, E. Hertz, F. Billard, B. Lavorel, P. Béjot, J. Kasparian, J.-P. Wolf,  and  O. Faucher, “Observation d'effets Kerr d'ordres élevés (HOKE) dans les gaz”, in 9ème Journées de Phénomènes Ultra-rapides (JPU 2011), INSA de Rouen, France, Ocobre 17-19, 2011.

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