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Arnaud Dupas

Paris-Saclay, France
Research Engineer


1996-1999: PhD student in Orange Labs, former France Telecom CNET in Lannion, France
1996: BSc Master from University of Rennes 2, in optics and heterostructures
1991-1996: Engineering degree, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Rennes, France, specialized in physics and microelectronics.
1995: Master form University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, in exchange program


Arnaud Dupas joined Alcatel-Lucent Corporate Research Center in 1999 in Marcoussis, France. Before he worked as PhD student in Orange Labs (former France Telecom CNET) in Lannion, France, from 1996 to 1999. He was involved in European project KEOPS on the introduction of optical wavelength conversion and optical 3R regeneration based on Semiconductor Optical Amplifier. After joining Alcatel-Lucent, his main research interests were on burst mode optoelectronic receiver and optical switching functions for Metro and Core networks. He participated to IST/DAVID, NOBEL2 and DBORN project, and was involved in the definition and prototyping of the central scheduler of electronic byte switch in 1850TSS product from the optics division. He was responsible for the FPGA design of the transmitter in Access GreenTouch project BIPON where a factor of x30 has been achieved in energy efficiency improvement. He is now studying the new concept of Elastic Optical Network, and is focused on the extensions of Software Defined Network (SDN) to the optical high speed elements like coherent transceivers from 100Gb/s to 1Tb/s per channel.
He has authored or co-authors more than 40 scientific papers in journals and international conferences and holds 10 patents.


Research Interests

  • Network Architecture & Design
  • Optical Communication
  • Optical Devices

Honors and Awards

2006: Member of Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy (ALTA)
2009: Member of Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy (ALTA)
2009: Bell-Labs president Award for definition and validation of the electronic byte switch in 1850TSS from Optics division
2012: Bell-Labs president Award for BIPON project
2015: GreenTouch 1000x Award for BIPON protocol for future access networks


Some relevant patents:
“Optical ring network ”, T. Zami, A. Dupas, EP1569369A1 / FR2866765A1, publication date: 31/08/2005.
“Decision threshold optimization in packet mode”, A. Dupas, D. Penninckx, T. Zami, EP1296469A1, FR2829888B1, publication date: 26/03/2003
“Optical power measurement in packet mode”, A. Dupas et al. , EP1257103A1, publication date: 13/11/2002