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Julien Fatome was born in Charleville-Mézières, France, in 1978. After graduating from the engineer school ESIREM, he received the Master's degree in 2000 and the Ph.D. degree in physics for studies of ultra-short pulse propagation at 160-Gb/s in dispersion managed optical fiber lines in march 2005, from the University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France. In 2005, he became a Research Engineer in the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Department of Physics, ICB, University of Bourgogne. He is currently carrying out research on nonlinear effects in optical fibers and ultrahigh bit rate optical communications, in particular on the all-optical control of light state of polarization. During the first term of 2015 and 2017, he was invited researcher at the University of Auckland. He has published over 200 contributions in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, 3 book chapters and 4 patents. He has supervised 10 PhDs or postdocs. He is member of the 2017 CLEO US committee. He is currently leading the ERC starting grant PETAL project.

• Academic positions
  Since 2005: CNRS Research Engineer PhD
  Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB), Dijon, France.
  UMR 6303 CNRS-Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté
  Leader of the PETAL research group (5 members).
  In charge of the telecom PICASSO platform.
    Research interest:
    o All-optical polarization control
    o Nonlinear Optics
    o Ultrafast nonlinear processing
    o Optical pulse train generation
    o Soft glass optical fibres
    o Spatial-division multiplexing
Keywords: Optical fibre, nonlinear optics, all-optical processing, High bit-rate optical communication, polarization control.

  Fev.-May 2015 & 2017: Invited researcher at the University of Auckland, New Zealand
  Department of physics in the group of N. Broderick, (with S. Coen, M. Erkintalo and F. Leo)
  Research interest: Cavity solitons and polarization modulationnal instability,

• Education
  2005: PhD thesis
  Laboratoire de Physique de l'Université de Bourgogne, Dijon.
  High speed pulse propagation at 160-Gbit/s in Dense Dispersion Management optical fiber lines.
  Supervisor: Prof. G Millot
  Keywords: Optical fiber, nonlinear optics, pulse generation, pulse characterization.

  2001: Engineering school
  Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de REcherche en Matériaux (ESIREM) in Dijon.
  Keywords: Materials, ceramic, polymer, glass, optics, electronics.


2017-2018: ANR project Tremplin for space division multiplexing . 117 k€
2012-2017: ERC Starting Grant PETAL "Polarization condEnsation for Telecom AppLications". 1.5 M€
Regional program PICASSO "High-bandwidth oscilloscopes for the PICASSO platform". 338 k€
2014-2015:  Labex Action project Phantom "PHotonic dATa cOMpression devicE". 60 k€
2012-2014: ANR project SOFAST "All-fibered Optical Sources for Telecommunication Applications". 166 k€, Consortium with ICB and UB Filiale.
2011: Regional program PARI PICASSO 40 Gbit/s "40 Gbit/s upgrade of the PICASSO platform". 117 k€
2010-2011: Synerjinov program SysCom "Polarization Attractor prototype". 50 k€
2008-2011: ANR project PERSYST 2 "Research platform on telecommunication systems".
150 k€. Consortium with FOTON (Lannion) and Alcatel (Marcoussis).
2007-2010: ANR project FUTUR "Optical Functions for high bit rate transmission networks". 240 k€. Consortium with ICB and FOTON (Lannion), Alcatel (Marcoussis), IXFIBER (Lannion), LVC (Rennes) and Perfos (Lannion).


I have published more than 100 articles in international peer reviewed journals (including 45 as first or last author and 5 articles in Nature group journals: 1 Nat. Photon (+cover), 1 Nat. Phys., 1 Nat. Com. and 2 Scientific Reports). I have also published more than 90 conference proceedings, 3 book chapters and hold 4 patents

100. Y. Wang, F. Leo, J. Fatome, M. Erkintalo, S. G. Murdoch, S. Coen Universal mechanism for the binding of temporal cavity solitons, in review (2017)
99. M. Guasoni, F. Parmigiani, P. Horak, J. Fatome, and D. J. Richardson Intermodal Four-Wave-Mixing and Parametric Amplification in km-long Fibers, in review (2017)
98. J. Fatome and M. Guasoni Self-Organization of Polarization State in Optical Fibers, Book chapter in "Shaping Light in Nonlinear Optical Fibers", Wiley, 225 (2017)
97. J. Nuño, C. Finot, and J. Fatome Linear Sampling and Magnification Technique Based on Phase Modulators and Dispersive Elements: the Temporal Lenticular Lens, Optical Fiber Technology 36, 125 (2017)
96. M. Guasoni, J. Garnier, B. Rumpf, D. Sugny, J. Fatome, F. Amrani, G. Millot, and A. Picozzi Incoherent Fermi-Pasta-Ulam Recurrences and Unconstrained Thermalization Mediated by Strong Phase Correlations, PRX 7, 011025 (2017)
95. S. Boscolo, J. Fatome and C. Finot Impact of amplitude jitter and signal-to-noise ratio on the nonlinear spectral compression in optical fibres, Optics Communications 389, 197 (2017)
94. M. Gilles, P-Y. Bony, J. Garnier, A. Picozzi, M. Guasoni and J. Fatome Polarization domain walls in optical fibres as topological bits for data transmission, Nature Photonics 11, 102-107 (2017)
93. A. Bendahmane, J. Fatome, C. Finot, G. Millot, and B. Kibler Coherent and incoherent seeding of dissipative modulation instability in a nonlinear fiber ring cavity, Opt. Lett. 42, 251-254 (2017)


92.D. Ceoldo, A. Bendahmane, J. Fatome, G. Millot, T. Hansson, D. Modotto, S. Wabnitz, and B. Kibler Multiple four-wave mixing and Kerr combs in a bichromatically pumped nonlinear fiber ring cavity, Opt. Lett. 41, 5462-5465 (2016)
91. J. Nuño, M. Gilles, M. Guasoni, C. Finot, and J. Fatome All-optical sampling and magnification based on XPM-induced focusing, Opt. Express. 24, 24921-24929 (2016)
90. A. Fusaro, J. Garnier, C. Michel, G. Xu, J. Fatome, L.G. Wright, F.W. Wise and A.Picozzi Decoupled polarization dynamics of incoherent waves and bimodal spectral incoherent solitons, Opt. Lett. 41, 3992-3996 (2016)
89. J. Fatome, K. Hammani, B. Kibler and C. Finot 80-GHz waveform generator by optical Fourier synthesis of four spectral sidebands, Laser Phys. Lett. 13, 015102 (2016)
88. J. Nuño, M. Gilles, M. Guasoni, B. Kibler, C. Finot and J. Fatome 40-GHz pulse source based on XPM-induced focusing in normally dispersive optical fibers, Opt. Lett. 41, 1110-1113 (2016)
87. M. Guasoni, P. Y. Bony, M. Gilles, A. Picozzi, and J. Fatome All-optical signal processing based on self-induced polarization control in optical fibers, J. Ligthwave Technol. Invited, 34, 327-341 (2016)
86. M. Guasoni, P. Morin, P.-Y. Bony, S. Wabnitz and J. Fatome Self-induced polarization tracking, tunneling effect and modal attraction in optical fiber, Optics & Laser Technology, invited, 80, 247-259 (2016)
85. M. Guasoni, P-Y. Bony, M. Gilles, A. Picozzi, and J. Fatome Fast and Chaotic Fiber-Based Nonlinear Polarization Scrambler, IEEE JSTQE 22, 4402012 (2016)

84. M. Conforti, et al Turbulent dynamics of an incoherently pumped passive optical fiber cavity: Quasisolitons, dispersive waves, and extreme events, Phys. Rev. A 91, 023823 (2015)
83. B. Frisquet, et al. Polarization modulation instability in a Manakov fiber system, Phys. Rev. A 92, 053854 (2015)

82. M. Guasoni, J. Fatome, and S. Wabnitz Intensity noise-driven nonlinear fiber polarization scrambler, Opt. Lett. 39, 5309-5312 (2014)
81. O. Mouawad, et al Impact of optical and structural aging in As2S3 microstructured optical fibers on mid-infrared supercontinuum generation, Opt. Express 22, 23912-23919 (2014)
80. P.Y. Bony, et al Temporal spying and concealing process in fibre-optic data transmission systems through polarization bypass, Nat. Commun., 5:4678 (2014)
79. J. Fatome, C. Finot, G. Millot, A. Armaroli and S. Trillo Observation of optical undular bores in multiple four-wave mixing, Phys. Rev. X 4, 021022 (2014)
78. F. Feng, J. Fatome, A. Sysoliatin, Y. K. Chembo, S. Wabnitz and C. Finot Wavelength conversion and temporal compression of pulse train using dispersion oscillating fibre, Electron. Lett. 50, 768-770 (2014)
77. O. Mouawad, et al, Multioctave midinfrared supercontinuum generation in suspended-core chalcogenide fibers, Opt. Lett. 39, 2684-2687 (2014)
76. S.Pitois and J. Fatome Dispositif innovant de stabilisation de la polarisation de la lumière, Techniques de l'Ingénieur, re175 (2014)
75. B. Frisquet, et al Two-stage linear-nonlinear shaping of an optical frequency comb as rogue nonlinear-Schrödinger-equation-solution generator, Phys. Rev. A 89, 023821 (2014)
74. M. Guasoni, et al A line of polarization attraction in highly birefringent optical fibers, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 572-580 (2014)

73. C. Finot, J. Fatome, A. Sysoliatin, A. Kosolapov and S. Wabnitz Competing Four-Wave Mixing Processes in Dispersion Oscillating Telecom Fiber, Opt. Lett. 38, 5361-5364 (2013)
72. J.-C.Weeber, et al Nanosecond thermo-optical dynamics of polymer loaded plasmonic waveguides, Opt. Express 21, 27291-27305 (2013).
71. B. Varlot, S. Wabnitz, J. Fatome, G. Millot and C. Finot Experimental generation of optical flaticon pulses, Opt. Lett. 38, 3899-3902 (2013)
70. S. Kaya, et al Photo-thermal modulation of surface plasmon polariton propagation at telecommunication wavelengths, Opt. Express 21, 22269-22284 (2013).
69. P.-Y. Bony, et al Optical flip–flop memory and data packet switching operation based on polarization bistability in a telecommunication optical fiber, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2318-2325 (2013)
68. J. Fatome, et al All-optical regeneration of polarization of a 40 Gbit/s return-to-zero telecommunication signal, Photon. Res. 1, 115-123 (2013)
67. I. Savelii, et al Management of OH absorption in tellurite optical fibers and related supercontinuum generation, Opt. Mat., 35, 1595-1599 (2013)
66. J. Fatome, B. Kibler, and C. Finot High-quality optical pulse train generator based on solitons on finite background, Opt. Lett. 38, 1663-1665 (2013)
65. S. Wabnitz, C. Finot, J. Fatome and G. Millot Shallow water rogue wavetrains in nonlinear optical fibers, Phys. Lett. A, 377, 932-939 (2013)
64. J. Fatome, C. Finot, A. Armaroli, and S. Trillo Observation of modulationally unstable multi-wave mixing, Opt. Lett. 38, 181-183 (2013)
63. J.Fatome, et al Even harmonic pulse train generation by cross-polarization-modulation seeded instability in optical fibers, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 99-106 (2013)

62. J. Fatome, S. Pitois, P. Morin, E. Assémat, D. Sugny, A. Picozzi, H. R. Jauslin, G. Millot, V. V. Kozlov, and S. Wabnitz A universal optical all-fiber Omnipolarizer,Scientific Reports 2, 938 (2012)
61. I. Savelli, et al Mid-infrared 2000-nm bandwidth supercontinuum generation in suspended-core microstructured Sulfide and Tellurite optical fibers, Opt. Express 20, 27083-27093 (2012)
60. B. Stiller, et al Sylvestre Demonstration of polarization pulling using a fiber-optical parametric amplifier, Opt. Express 20, 27248-27253 (2012).
59. K. Hammani, et al Finot Nonlinear spectral shaping and optical rogue events in fiber-based systems, Opt. Fiber Technol. 18, 248-256 (2012)
58. M. G. Nielsen, et al Grating Couplers for Fiber-to-Fiber Characterizations of Stand-Alone Dielectric Loaded Surface Plasmon Waveguide Components, J. Lightw. Technol. 30, 3118-3125 (2012)
57. B. Kibler, J. Fatome, C. Finot, G. Millot, G. Genty, B. Wetzel, N. Akhmediev, F. Dias and J. M. Dudley Observation of Kuznetsov-Ma soliton dynamics in optical fibre, Scientific Reports, 2, 463 (2012)
56. P. Morin, S. Pitois, and J. Fatome Simultaneous polarization attraction and Raman amplification of a light beam in optical fibers, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2046-2052 (2012)
55. P. Morin, S. Pitois, C. Finot and J. Fatome Light-by-light polarization control and stabilization in optical fibers for telecommunication applications, Proc. SPIE 8434, 84340X (2012)
54. J. Fatome, et al All-fiber spectral compression of picosecond pulses at telecommunication wavelength enhanced by amplitude shaping, Appl. Opt. 51, 4547-4553 (2012)


Main list


I have published more than 90 conference proceedings and 12 international invited conferences including several major conferences of the field (OFC, FIO, IEEE IPC, SIAM):

J. Fatome, Shaping of light through cross-polarized phase modulation, Auckland Photonics Workshop, invited, 02 sept. 2016, Auckland, New-Zealand
J. Fatome "Nonlinear Polarization Manipulation in Optical Fibers," Frontier in Optics (FIO 2015), invited, 18-22 Oct. 2015, San Jose, US.
J. Fatome, "All-optical polarization control for telecom applications," Optical Fiber Communications (OFC 2015), invited, 22-26 March. 2015, Los Angeles, US.
J. Fatome, "All-optical control of polarization state in optical fibre for telecom applications," IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC 2014), invited, 12-16 Oct. 2014, San Diego, US.
J. Fatome, "All-optical polarization control in fibers for telecom applications," Advanced Laser Technologies (ALT14), invited, 6-10 Oct. 2014, Cassis, France.
J. Fatome, "Auto-organisation de la polarisation dans les fibres optiques: L'Omnipolariseur," Journée Électromagnétisme, Polarisation et Optique Statistique EPOS 2013, invited, 19 Nov. 2013, Marseille, France.
J. Fatome, "Self-organization of polarization state in optical fibers for Telecommunication applications," Spatio-Temporal Complexity in Optical Fibers Workshop, invited, 16-18 Sept. 2013, Como, Italy.
J. Fatome, "L'Omnipolariseur : Démonstration expérimentale d'un phénomène d'auto-polarisation de la lumière dans les fibres optiques," JNOG 2013, invited, 8-11 July, Villetaneuse, France.
J. Fatome, "All-optical Control of Polarization State in Optical Fibers for Telecommunication Applications," 2012 SIAM Conference (NW12), invited, june 2012, Seattle, US.
J. Fatome, "Light-by-light polarization control and its applications in optical communications," invited, Nonlinear Photonics, Saint Petersburg, 24 aout-26 aout 2011, Russia.
J. Fatome, "Light-by-Light polarization control for telecommunication applications," International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, invited, Juin 27-Juillet01, 2010, Munich, Germany.
J. Fatome, "Generation and characterization of ultrahigh-repetition-rate pulse trains for optical fiber communications lines," Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, invited, Sept. 2002, Beaune, France.


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