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Ségolène Olivier



Published on 5 February 2021



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Ségolène Olivier

Quantum Photonics Program Manager, CEA-Leti 

The rise of quantum photonics computing and communication



  • Ségolene Olivier is currently leading the quantum photonics program at CEA-Leti for applications in quantum communications and quantum computing.

  • She received her PhD in 2002 from the University of Paris in the field of optoelectronics and was hired at CEA-Leti in 2003 as a process and device R&D engineer. She developed her expertise in various fields such as III-V integrated photonics, microelectronic interconnects and optical data storage before she joined the silicon photonics lab in 2012. 

  • Since then, she has led several projects in collaboration with academic or industrial partners, dedicated to the development of active and passive silicon photonics components, hybrid III-V on Si lasers and integrated transmitters on silicon for WDM telecom and datacom applications

  • From 2016 to 2019, she was coordinating H2020 European project COSMICC on the development of Tb/s Silicon photonics 

  • transmitters for CWDM communications in datacenters. In 2018, she started exploring new emerging applications fields and launched a research activity in integrated quantum photonics.