Amphis Pour Tous - Non-linear optics: light becomes magic

June 11, 2024 6:00 PM - june 11, 2024 19:30

The conference "Non-linear optics: light becomes magic "presented by Jean-Louis-COUTAZ, Emeritus Lecturer and Researcher at the Centre de Radiofréquences, Optique et Micro-nanoélectronique des Alpes (CROMA), UFR Sciences et Montagne, will take place Tuesday June 11, 2024 at 6pm at theuniversité Savoie Mont Blanc Presidency, 27 rue Marcoz, 73000 Chambéry.

It will also be held :

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in Archamps
  • Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. in Annecy


The field of non-linear optics covers all phenomena that occur when matter is illuminated with a very powerful beam of light. For example, light changes color as it passes through a perfectly transparent crystal.

Without lapsing into mathematical formalism, many formidable applications will be presented: the shortest controlled events (attosecond pulses) that humans are capable of producing, very high-speed fiber optic telecoms, medical imaging, ultimate microscopy, thermonuclear fusion, the creation of matter from light... but also, more prosaically, certain laser pointers that everyone can use every day.