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Philippe Jennevé

Paris-Saclay, France
Research Engineer


PhD Student part of the Intelligent Optical Network group at Nokia Bell Labs France and the Laboratoire Charles Fabry, France (2013 - 2016).

Engineering school at the Institut d’Optique Graduate School, Palaiseau, France (2010 - 2013).
Institut d’Optique is specialised in Optical Sciences and Engineering, working in close partnership with the Charles Fabry Research Laboratory.
Courses in optical telecommunication, data processing, laser and laser diode, guided waves, high frequency electronics, nonlinear optics and labs.

Preparatory classes at the Albert Schweitzer College, Mulhouse, France (2007-2010)
Intensive undergraduate courses in mathematics, physics and computer sciences.


Philippe Jennevé has joined Nokia Bell Labs in the IP and Optical Networking Research Lab in Paris-Saclay, France in 2013 first as a PhD candidate and now as a permanent researcher. He completed his Ph.D. in 2016 jointly with the University Paris-Saclay, the Institut d’Optique and the Laboratoire Charles Fabry, France. His thesis focused on experimental characterizations of physical transmission impairments and the design of performance estimator for elastic optical networks. In 2013, he received a Master of Engineering in Optics and Photonics from the Institut d’Optique Graduate School. Part of his study, in 2012, he designed and realized an optical dipole trap for quantum optic experiments at Rice University, Houston, TX. Philippe will work on new measurement technics of optical distortions, enabling the optimization and the monitoring of optical networks.

Research Interests

  • Optical Communication
  • Optical Devices

Professional Activities

Research Engineer the IP and Optical Networking Research Lab at Nokia Bell Labs in Paris-Saclay, France. (2016 - now).

Establishing and designing physical models for new coherent optical fiber communication systems.
In close interactions with the Nokia Business Division on the design of optical networks to improve transmission quality predictions and dynamicity.

Teaching assistant in Nonlinear Optics and Guided Waves at the Institut d’Optique Graduate School.



Intern in the Atom Cool group at Rice Quantum Institute, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA.
Study, design, and realize an optical dipole trap to create Bose-Einstein condensate with Lithium atoms enabling more stable experiments.


White Laser Project: build a white laser through the combination and optimizations of three commercial sources and improve them for laser shows.
Team project, realized in collaboration with the Institut d’Optique.

Selected Articles and Publications

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