Bio-inspired Evolution Strategies & Quantum Optics


This research pole deals with the optimisation of optical devices and spectroscopies by advanced optimisation techniques and by exploiting the quantum nature of light and entangled photons. We also investigate fundamental aspects of optics and quantum mechanics. We develop different types of heuristics, analytical models and optimisation strategies, including genetic algorithms and derivative free optimisation, that are useful in a wide range of interdisciplinary applications. In particular, we study the evolution of biological systems using genetic algorithms.

Keywords: Genetic Algorithms, Optical Engineering, Non-Linear Optics, Quantum Optics, Weak Measurements

Contact: Alexandre Mayer , Yves Caudano and Karine Van Doninck

Relevant references:

  • A. Mayer, M. Lobet, A genetic algorithm for addressing computationally expensive optimization problems in optical engineering, 2019, Jordan Journal of Physics. 12, 1, p. 17-36 19 p.
  • A. M. Fernandez Alvarez, A. Mayer, O. Deparis, Light scattering spectroscopy combined with Principal Component Analysis for animal species identification in historical parchments, 2019, Proceedings of OSA Advanced Photonics Congress. OSA – The Optical Society, 2 p. NoT2B.4
  • C. G. Tetsassi Feugmo, V. Liégeois, Y. Caudano, F. Cecchet, B. Champagne, Probing alkylsilane molecular structure on amorphous silica surfaces by sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy: First-principles calculations, Feb 2019, The journal of chemical physics. 150, 7, p. 074703 074703.
  • A. Mayer, & M. Lobet, UV to near-infrared broadband pyramidal absorbers via a genetic algorithm optimization approach, 2018, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol 10671. p. 1067127-1 11 p. 1067127
  • A. Ouerdane, M. Ghaffour, Z. Hachoun, M. Abdelkrim, M. Bedrouni, & Y. Caudano, Characterization of Ag doped SnO2 for gas sensing application, june 2018, Journal of Surface Science and Technology. 34, 1-2, p. 66-73 8 p.