Welcome to FRI-LIGHT Platform

FRI-LIGHT (Training-Research-Innovation using Light) is a photonic platform that aims to offer and share a wide range of advanced scientific equipements dedicated to scientific research and higher education in photonics and optoelectronics, as well as technological transfer and industrial companies. FRI-LIGHT includes many equipements in photonics and electronics (lasers, signal generators and analysers) and numerical tools in complex electromagnetic modeling. Most of equipments have been funded by the French Ministry of research (CPER), the European commission (FEDER), the CNRS, and the Region of Bourgogne Franche-Comté.

Below is a short list of currently available systems :

  1. Laser
  2. Detection
  3. Telecommunications
  4. Microscopy
  5. Other


FRI-LIGHT proposes a wide range of visible and infrared widely-tunable tunable lasers operating from the continuous-wave to ultrashort (femtosecond) regimes. It also includes a series of optical spectrum analysers covering the ultraviolet (UV) to the mid-infrared regime, for investigating complex nonlinear and quamtion regime. These devices contribute to the development of complex and smart photonic and optoelectronic fiber-based systems such as optoelectronic oscillators, fiber optic sensors, new laser micro-nano-machining processes, biomedical applications, optical tweezers, reservoir computing or integrated quantum systems.

FRI-LIGHT has already enables the achievement of outstanding scientific results, such as the full of femtosecond laser filamentation usign bessel beams and their applications to laser nanomachining (Opt. Lett.37, 1736 (2012), Nature Scientific Reports 5, 8914 (2015)) ; Real-time characterization of supercontinuum light in optical fibers (Nature Scientific Reports 2, 882 (2012)) ; Novel modulation techniques for Brillouin distributed optical fiber sensors sold by iXblue Company.

FRI-LIGHT is located in the optics department and is mainly used for research and development and training (CMI and Master). It operates with research engineers and researchers. It is open to all academic partners including all departments of FEMTO-ST and labs around, and industrial partners  (iXblue, Aurea Technology) and to partners abroad  (Kapteos, SEB, Schott, etc.).

FRI-LIGHT is laso dedicated to technological development and transfer with FEMTO-Engineering, but also on the European level with the European initiative ACTPHAST coordinating several photonic platforms in Europe and dedicated to the acceleration of the transfer of photonic technologies for SMEs in member states.