QnD related publications


  • Single germanium vacancy centres in nanodiamonds with bulk-like spectral stability.
    Mackrine Nahra, Daniel Alshamaa, Regis Deturche, Valery Davydov, Ludmila Kulikova, Viatcheslav Agafonov, Christophe Couteau.
    Accepted in AVS Quantum Science (2021).


  • Towards the Integration of Nanoemitters by Direct Laser Writing on Optical Glass Waveguides.
    Xiaolun Xu, Aurélie Broussier, Tiziana Ritacco, Mackrine Nahra, Fabien Goeffray, Ali Issa, Safi Jradi, Renaud Bachelot, Christophe Couteau, Sylvain Blaize.
    Photonics Research, xxx (2020).
  • Highly photo-stable Perovskite nanocubes: towards integrated single photon sources based on tapered nanofibers.
    Stefano Pierini, Marianna D'Amato, Mayank Goyal, Quentin Glorieux, Elisabeth Giacobino, Emmanuel Lhuillier, Christophe Couteau, and Alberto Bramati.
    ACS Photonics, xxx (2020).
  • Hybrid plasmonic nano-emitters with controlled single quantum emitter positioning on the local excitation field.
    Dandan Ge, Sylvie Marguet, Ali Issa, Safi Jradi, Hoa Nguyen, Mackrine Nahra, Jéremie Béal, Régis Deturche, Hongshi Chen, Sylvain Blaize, Jérôme Plain, Céline Fiorini, Ludovic Douillard, Olivier Soppera, Quyen Dinh Xuan, Cuong Dang, Xuyong Yang, Tao Xu, Bin Wei, Xiao Wei Sun, Christophe Couteau, and Renaud Bachelot.
    Nature Communications 11, 3414 (2020).
  • Conceptual Implementation of a Photonic-Plasmonic Transistor into a structured Nano-guided Hybrid System.
    Giuseppe Emanuele Lio, Josslyn Beltran Madrigal, Christophe Couteau, Sylvain Blaize, Roberto Caputo.
    Physica Status Solidi A 217, 1900911 (2020).
  • Facet-driven formation of axial and radial In(Ga)As clusters in GaAs nanowires.
    A. Balgarkashi, S. P. Ramanandan, M. Nahra, N. Tappy, W. Kim, L. Güniat, M. Friedl, N. Morgan, D. Dede, J.B. Leran, C. Couteau and A. Fontcuberta i Morral.
    Journal of Optics 22, 084002 (2020).
  • Atomic test of higher-order interference.
    Kai Sheng Lee, Zhao Zhuo, Christophe Couteau, David Wilkowski, and Tomasz Paterek.
    Physical Review A 101, 052111 (2020).
  • Refractive index mediated plasmon hybridization in an array of aluminium nanoparticles.
    Alina Muravitskaya, Anisha Gokarna, Artur Movsesyan, Sergei Kostcheev, Anna Rumyantseva, Christophe Couteau, Gilles Lérondel, Anne-Laure Baudrion, Sergey Gaponenko, Pierre-Michel Adam.
    Nanoscale 12, 6394 (2020).


  • Integration of Nanoemitters onto Photonic Structures by Guided Evanescent-Wave Nano-Photopolymerization.
    Giuseppe Emanuele Lio, Josslyn Beltran Madrigal, Xiaolun Xu, Ying Peng, Stefano Pierini, Christophe Couteau, Safi Jradi, Renaud Bachelot, Roberto Caputo, Sylvain Blaize.
    J. Phys. Chem. C 123, 23 (2019).
  • Hybrid plasmonic nanosystem with controlled position of nanoemitters.
    A. Broussier, A. Issa, L. O. Le Cunff, T. H. Nguyen, X. Q. Dinh, S. Blaize, J. Plain, S. Jradi, C. Couteau and R. Bachelot.
    Applied Physics Letters 114, 163106 (2019).
  • Nanoscale quantum optics.
    I. D’Amico, D. G. Angelakis, F. Bussières, H. Caglayan, C. Couteau, T. Durt, B. Kolaric, P. Maletinsky, W. Pfeiffer, P. Rabl, A. Xuereb and M. Agio
    La Rivista del Nuovo Cimento 42, 153 (2019).
  • Photochromic control of a plasmon - quantum dots coupled system.
    Gwénaëlle Lamri, Artur Movsesyan, Jana B. Nieder, Edite Figueiras, Jean Aubard, Pierre-Michel Adam, Christophe Couteau, Nordin Felidj, Anne-Laure Baudrion.
    Nanoscale 11, 258 (2019).


  • Mitigating the photocurrent persistence of single ZnO nanowires for low noise photodetection applications.
    J.-Ph. Girard, L. Giraudet, S. Kostcheev, B. Bercu, T. J. Puchtler, R. A. Taylor, C Couteau.
    Nanotechnology 29, 505207 (2018).
  • Spontaneous parametric down-conversion.
    C. Couteau
    Contemporary Physics 59, 291 (2018).


  • Coherent Perfect Absorption in Metamaterials with Entangled Photons.v C. Altuzarra, S. Vezzoli, J. Valente, W.B. Gao, C. Soci, D. Faccio, C. Couteau.
    ACS Photonics 4, 2124-2128 (2017).
  • Plasmon–emitter interaction using integrated ring grating–nanoantenna structures.
    N. Rahbany, W. Geng, R. Bachelot, C. Couteau.
    Nanotechnology 28, 185201 (2017).


  • Integrated optical waveguides in glass for enhanced photoluminescence of nano-emitters.
    J. B. Madrigal, R. Tellez-Limon, F. Gardillou, D. Barbier, W. Geng, C. Couteau, R. Salas-Montiel, S. Blaize.
    Accepted for publication in Appl. Opt. (2016).
  • Adiabatic passage mediated by plasmons: A route towards a decoherence-free quantum plasmonic platform.
    D. Dzsotjan, B. Rousseaux, H. R. Jauslin, G. Colas des Francs, C. Couteau, S. Guérin.
    Phys. Rev. A 94, 023818 (2016).
  • Quantum super-oscillation of a single photon.
    G. Yuan, S. Vezzoli, C. Altuzarra, E.T.F. Rogers, C. Couteau, C. Soci, N.I. Zheludev.
    Light: Science & Applications 5, e16127 (2016).
  • Adiabatic passage mediated by plasmons: A route towards a decoherence-free quantum plasmonic platform.
    B. Rousseaux, D. Dzsotjan, G. Colas des Francs, H. R. Jauslin, C. Couteau, S. Guérin.
    Phys. Rev. B 93, 045422 (2016).


  • Efficient addressing of a single photon source by a nanowaveguide.
    W. Geng, M. Manceau, N. Rahbany, V. Sallet, M. De Vittorio, L. Carbone, Q. Glorieux, A. Bramati, C. Couteau.
    Sci. Rep. 6, 19721 (2015).
  • A concentric plasmonic platform for the efficient excitation of surface plasmon-polaritons.
    N. Rahbany, W. Geng, R. Salas-Montiel, S. de la Cruz, E. R. Mendez, S. Blaize, R. Bachelot, C. Couteau.
    Plasmonics 11, 175 (2015).
  • Integrated plasmonic double bowtie / ring grating structure for enhanced electric field confinement.
    N. Rahbany, W. Geng, S. Blaize, R. Salas-Montiel, R. Bachelot, C. Couteau.
    Nanospectroscopy 1, 61 (2015).
  • Nanowire Lasers.
    C. Couteau, A. Larrue, C. Wilhelm, C. Soci.
    Nanophotonics 4, 90 (2015).
  • Coherent Perfect Absorption in the Single Photon Regime.
    T. Roger, S. Vezzoli, E. Bolduc, J. Valente, J. Heitz, J. Jeffers, C. Soci, J. Leach, C. Couteau, N. Zheludev, D. Faccio.
    Nature Comm. 6, 7031 (2015).


  • GaAs/AlGaAs Nanowire Photodetector.
    X. Dai, S. Zhang, Z. Wang, G. Adamo, H. Liu, Y. Huang, C. Couteau, and C Soci.
    Nanolett. 14, 2688 (2014).


  • Characterisations of ohmic and Schottky contacts of a single ZnO nanowire.
    B. Bercu, W. Geng, S. Kostcheev, C. Sartel, V. Sallet, O. Simonetti, G. Lérondel, L. Giraudet, and C. Couteau.
    Nanotechnology 24, 415202 (2013).
  • Ohmic contact on single ZnO nanowires grown by MOCVD.
    W. Geng, S. Kostcheev, C. Sartel, V. Sallet, M. Molinari, O. Simonetti, G. Lérondel, L. Giraudet, and C. Couteau.
    Phys. Stat. Sol. C 10, 1292 (2013).
  • Observation of Near-Field Dipolar Interactions Involved in a Metal Nanoparticle Chain Waveguide.
    A. Apuzzo, M. Février, R. Salas-Montiel, A. Bruyant, A. Chelnokov, G. Lérondel, B. Dagens, and S. Blaize.
    Nanolett. 13, 1000 (2013).


  • Giant Coupling Effect between Metal Nanoparticle Chain and Optical Waveguide.
    M. Février, P. Gogol, A. Aassime, R. Mégy, C. Delacour, A. Chelnokov, A. Apuzzo, S. Blaize, J.-M. Lourtioz, and B. Dagens.
    Nanolett. 12, 1032 (2012).


  • Waveguiding-assisted random lasing in epitaxial ZnO thin film.
    P.-H. Dupont, C. Couteau, D. J. Rogers, and G. Lérondel.
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 261109 (2010).
  • Ruling out multi-order interfence in quantum mechanics.
    U. Sinha, C. Couteau, T. Jennewein, R. Laflamme, and G. Weihs.
    Science 329, 418 (2010).
  • Efficient Directional Coupling between Silicon and Copper Plasmonic Nanoslot Waveguides: toward Metal-Oxide-Silicon Nanophotonics.
    C. Delacour, S. Blaize, P. Grosse, J.-M. Fedeli, A. Bruyant, R. Salas-Montiel, G. Lérondel, and A. Chelnokov.
    Nanolett. 10, 2922 (2010).


  • Coherence measures for heralded single-photon sources.
    E. Bocquillon, C. Couteau, M. Razavi, R. Laflamme, and G. Weihs.
    Phys. Rev. A 79, 035801 (2009).

Other publications

  • Study of energy transfer mechanism from ZnO nanocrystals to Eu3+ ions. V. Mangalam, K. Pita, and C. Couteau. Nanoscale Research Letters 11, 73 (2016).
  • Nanophotonics: Energy Transfer towards Enhanced Luminescent Chemosensing. R. Aad, C. Couteau, and G. Lérondel. Materials 8, 1682 (2015).
  • Efficient Pump Photon Recycling via Gain-Assisted Waveguiding Energy Transfer.
    R. Aad, C. Couteau, S. Blaize, E. Chastaing, F. Soyer, L. Divay, C. Galindo, P. Le Barny, V. Sallet, C. Sartel, A. Lusson, P. Galtier, L. Rocha, V. Simic, and G. Lérondel.
    ACS Photonics 1, 246 (2014).
  • Annealing temperature and environment effects on ZnO nanocrystals embedded in SiO2: a photoluminescence and TEM study.
    K. Pita, P. Baudin, Q. V. Vu, R. Aad, C. Couteau and G. Lérondel.
    Nanoscale Research Letters 8, 517 (2013).
  • ZnO nanowires as an effective fluorescent sensing material for nitroaromatic derivatives.
    R. Aad, V. Simic, L. Le Cunff, L. Rocha, V. Sallet, C. Sartel, A. Lusson, C. Couteau and G. Lérondel.
    Nanoscale 5, 9176 (2013).
  • Stimulated emission from ZnO thin films with high optical gain and low loss.
    A.-S. Gadallah, K. Nomenyo, C. Couteau, D. J. Rogers, and G. Lérondel.
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 171105 (2013).
  • Leaky mode analysis of luminescent thin films: the case of ZnO on sapphire.
    R. Aad, L. Divay, A. Bruyant, S. Blaize, C. Couteau, D. J. Rogers, and G. Lérondel.
    J. Appl. Phys. 112, 63112 (2012).
  • High efficiency white luminescence of alumina doped ZnO.
    A. A. Letailleur, S. Y. Grachev, E. Barthel, E. Sondergard, K. Nomenyo, C. Couteau, S. Mc Murtry, G. Lérondel, E. Charlet, E. Peter.
    J. Lum. 131, 2646 (2011).
  • Growth studies and optical properties of Zn1-xCdxO films grown by metal-organic chemical-vapor deposition.
    C. Sartel, N. Haneche, C. Vilar, G. Amiri, J.-M. Laroche, F. Jomard, A. Lusson, P. Galtier, V. Sallet, C. Couteau, J. Lin, R. Aad, and G. Lérondel.
    J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 29(3), 114 (2011).
  • ZnO nanowires, nanotubes, and complex hierarchical structures obtained by electrochemical deposition.
    J. Elias, J. Michler, L. Philippe, M.-Y. Lin, C. Couteau, G. Lérondel, and C. Lévy-Clément.
    J. Elec. Mat. 40, 728 (2011).