PhD in photonics


After my Master degree in Nanophotonics at University Clermont Auvergne, I was awarded an I-site CAP20-25 Fellowship to initiate research on innovative technology. It was followed by a PhD in 2019 in Nanophotonics and Metamaterials under the supervision of Dr. Moreau Antoine at Pascal Institute, Aubière, France. I worked on evolutionary optimization of photonic structures such as antireflection coating or more complex structures based on 2D photonic crystals. 


Discrete global optimization algorithms for the inverse design of silicon photonics devices

Olivier Teytaud, Pauline Bennet, Antoine Moreau

Photonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications, vol. 52, 2022

Nevergrad: black-box optimization platform

Pauline Bennet, Carola Doerr, Antoine Moreau, Jeremy Rapin, Fabien Teytaud, Olivier Teytaud

ACM SIGEVOlution, vol. 14(1), 2021, pp. 8-15

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Pauline Bennet

PhD in photonics

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Pascal Institute

Clermont Auvergne University