Arnaud Brignon

Team Leader, Thales Research & Technology

Arnaud Brignon is a team leader at Thales Research & Technology (Palaiseau, France). The main research areas of his team include coherent laser beam combining, photonic integrated circuits, and quantum sensing. A Fellow of the Optical Society of America, he received the Fabry-de Gramont Prize from the Société Française d’Optique, the Fresnel Prize from the European Physical Society, and the MIT Technology Review’s Young Innovators Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

FIGURE 1. Shown are XCAN’s 61 Yb-doped fiber amplifier bundle (a) and its near-field interference pattern (b).
Lasers & Sources

Shaping the light: The advent of digital lasers

A new approach to coherent beam combining opens the path to a new era of full digital lasers with potential for light shaping in various power regimes.