Hervé Maillotte received the Ph.D. degree in engineering science from Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France, in 1990. His thesis work dealt with interferometric spatiotemporal control of stimulated Brillouin and Raman scattering in bulk third-order nonlinear media. After two years as an engineer with a laser company and a spacecraft firm, he joined the Laboratoire d’Optique P.M. Duffieux in 1991, as a CNRS Researcher, where he initiated a research project on parametric amplification in optical fibres. He has also launched several research works in the field of nonlinear guided or self-guided wave optics, like spatial soliton dynamics and soliton arrays in Kerr and photorefractive media, third-order nonlinear organic materials and Z-scan measurements, supercontinuum generation in conventional and microstructure fibers, and more recently optoacoustics in microstructure fibers. He has authored more than 150 international publications, holds 2 European patents, and was awarded the national fair OPTO “Gold Photon 2005” along with a small French company for development of a compact supercontinuum source. From 1997 to 2005, he has led the Nonlinear Optics Group of Optics Research Department at FEMTO-ST Institute. Since 2006, he has been Director of Optics Department and belongs to the management committee of FEMTO-ST. He is currently Topical Editor of Journal of Optics. He also has been in various scientific and organization committees of national and international conferences and summer schools and has served as Scientific Coordinator of several national and international research contracts or cooperation programs and as Scientific Advisor or Evaluator in various funding, prospective, and evaluation bodies.
Biography Updated on 28 August 2011