Welcome to FRI-LIGHT Platform

FRI-LIGHT is a photonic platform that aims to share a wide range of advanced scientific apparatus dedicated to scientific research and higher education in photonics and optoelectronics, as well as technological transfer and industrial companies. Most of equipments have been funded by the Region of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, the European commission (FEDER), the CNRS, and several research supports.

FRI-LIGHT proposes a wide range of visible and infrared tunable lasers operating from CW to ultrashort femtosecond pulse regimes. It includes also a series of optical spectrum analyzers covering UV to mid-IR regimes. Our ambition is to investigate new advanced optical functions offered by smart photonics in the framework of nano-optics, nonlinear optics in intense fields and all optical control of complex systems. These devices contribute to the development of smart sensor technologies, photonic neural networks, quantum information, ultra-fast data processing, and light sources self-adaptive and reconfigurable.


  • Femtosecond laser filamentation using Bessel beams and their applications to laser nanomachining
  • Real-time characterization of supercontinuum light in optical fibers
  • Novel concepts for fiber-based sensors, quantum information processing and smart photonics

Below is a short list of currently available systems :

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

FRI-LIGHT is located in the optics department and is mainly used for research and development and training with the Graduate School EIPHI. 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 and the DISO platform, 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.