Sylvain GIRARD

Sylvain Girard obtained his PhD in 2003. He joined the Centre d’Energie Atomique – CEA - as a Research Engineer in 2004. In 2012, he joined Jean Monnet University as a full Professor to teach in the Physics Department and do research at the Hubert Curien Laboratory.
His expertise concerns the development of optical materials, photonic and optoelectronic technologies for operation in radiation-rich environments. He has authored or co-authored over 220 articles in peer-reviewed journals and filed 6 patents.

  • Leader of the LabH6, a Joint Research Laboratory between Jean Monnet University, CNRS, iXblue Photonics and of the MOPERE team of Hubert Curien Laboratory
  • Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree – EMJMD RADMEP
  • Coordinator of numerous collaborative projects:
    • European projects (H2020 CS2 ADD-ON, ITN RADSAGA, PHOTONHUB Europe, INFRAIA RADNEXT)
    • National projects (CERTYF and CAMRAD - Programme Investissement d’Avenir PIA)
  • Member of national projects: FIDELIO (ANR), SURFIN (PIA)


Teaching activities at the bachelor and master levels of the Faculty of Sciences of Jean Monnet University and at the Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS).

  • Bachelor level: Optics, Quantum Physics
  • Master: Introduction to Guided Optics, Fiber Lasers, Photon-Atom Coupling, Advanced Photonic Technologies
  • IOGS: Introduction to Guided Optics

  • S. Girard, et al., "Overview of radiation induced point defects in silica-based optical fibers", Reviews in Physics, vol. 4, 100032 (2019)
  • S. Girard, et al., “Recent advances in radiation-hardened fiber-based technologies for space applications”, Journal of Optics, vol. 20, issue 9, article number # 093001, 2018.
  • S. Girard, et al., ”Radiation-hard erbium optical fiber and fiber amplifier for both low and high dose space missions”, Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 9, pp. 2541-2544, 2014.

  • S. Girard, S. Rizzolo, E. Marin, A. Boukenter, Y. Ouerdane, JR Macé, J. Perisse “ Mesure de niveau par fibre optique avec flotteur ”, Filed Aug. 03, 2015. Number. 15 57503.
  • S. Girard, S. Rizzolo, E. Marin, A. Boukenter, Y. Ouerdane, JR Macé, J. Perisse “ Dispositif de mesure de niveau de liquide par réflectométrie optique, structure comprenant un tel dispositif et procédé de mesure correspondant ”, Filed Aug. 03, 2015. Number 15 57504.
  • S. Girard, A.Boukenter, Y. Ouerdane, T. Robin, "Dispositif de recouvrement des capacités de transmission d'une liaison fibrée soumises à des radiations ionisantes ou non ionisantes", Filed Jan 24, 2014, number 14 50702.
  • S. Girard, A. Morana, E. Marin, JR Macé, J. Perisse, "Procédé de fabrication d'une fibre optique traitée pour capteur de température résistant aux radiations", Filed Dec. 16, 2013, number13 62691.
  • B. Cadier, A. Laurent, T. Robin, S.Girard, C. Marcandella "Radiation-resistant rare-earth-doped optical fiber and method of radiation hardening of a rare earth-doped optical fiber", Filed July 09, 2010, US20130101261, WO2012004547A1, EP2591387 A1.