The Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N) is a joint research unit from CNRS and Université Paris-Sud. It was founded on the 1st June 2016 from the merging of two former laboratories, leaders in their field: the Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures (LPN - CNRS) and the Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale (IEF - CNRS/Université Paris-Sud). In 2018, the teams moved together in a new building at the heart of Campus Paris-Saclay, in the south of Paris.

Address
10 Boulevard Thomas Gobert, 91120 Palaiseau, France
Website
https://www.c2n.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/

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Generation of light in a photon-number quantum superposition

Physicists at C2N have demonstrated for the first time the direct generation of light in a state that is simultaneously a single photon, two photons, and no photon at all. They showed that the same kind of light emitter used ...

Confined nanoscale sound controls light in a microresonator

When traversing a solid material such as glass, a light wave can deposit part of its energy in a mechanical wave, leading to a color change of the light. This process, called "Brillouin scattering," has important technical ...

Macroscopic electron quantum coherence in a solid-state circuit

A team of researchers at the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N, CNRS/Univ. Paris-Saclay) has experimentally achieved the coherent propagation of electrons in circuits over macroscopic distances through a ...

A microlaser emitting helical light

Researchers recently demonstrated the realization of an integrated microlaser based on a novel design that emits light in chiral modes, thus producing corkscrews of light. An object is said to be chiral if it can be distinguished ...