Sébastien Bidault

CNRS Research Scientist

email : sebastien.bidault (arobase) espci.fr

Tel : +33 (0)1 80 96 30 49

Fax : +33 (0)1 80 96 33 55

Adresse : Institut Langevin, 1 rue Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France.


- B. S., Chemistry, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, 1998
- M. Sc., Material Sciences, Sorbonne Université, France, 2000
- Ph. D., Physical Chemistry, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cachan, France, 2005
- Habilitation (HDR), Sorbonne Université, France, 2014

Research Themes

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I experimentally investigate ways to enhance light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. In particular, my group develops DNA templated fabrication techniques to produce plasmonic antennas with controlled chemical environments and novel nanoscale resonators based on high-index materials such as silicon. Optical antennas are used for applications ranging from quantum optics (to optimize single photon sources) to sensing (Raman scattering or plasmon rulers).

Academic activities

- PhD director of 5 theses (1 ongoing, 1 as a co-supervisor)
- Teaching : Master-level Plasmonics course (Sorbonne Université & Université de Paris), Master-level tutorials and experimental classes in optics (ESPCI Paris)
- External reviewer for the European ERC, the German DFG, the Swiss SNSF, the dutch NWO and the French ANR
- External reviewer in 6 hiring committees of assistant professors
- External reviewer of 10 PhD theses (including 1 in Poland, 1 in the Netherlands, 1 in Germany and 1 in Russia)
- Member of the organizing committee of one international conference (Gold 2018) & 6 Summer Schools (C’Nano)
- Member of the scientific committee of 6 international conferences (SPP7, NANOP ×3, CLEO Europe ×2)
- 2012-2017 : Member of the steering committee of C’Nano IdF in Nanobiosciences
- 2011-2016 : Expert of the Micro- and NanoTechnologies Observatory (OMNT) in Nanoconstruction
- Reviewer of 50+ scientific articles

Selected Publications

Full list of publications

- J. Heintz, N. Markesevic, E. Y. Gayet, N. Bonod and S. Bidault, Few-Molecule Strong Coupling with Dimers of Plasmonic Nanoparticles Assembled on DNA, ACS Nano DOI : 10.1021/acsnano.1c04552 (2021)
- G Roubaud, P Bondareff, G Volpe, S Gigan, S Bidault and S Gresillon, Far-field Wavefront Control of Nonlinear Luminescence in Disordered Gold Metasurfaces, Nano Lett. DOI : 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00089 (2020)
- S. Bidault, A. Devilez, V. Maillard, L. Lermusiaux, J.-M. Guigner, N. Bonod, and J. Wenger, Picosecond Lifetimes with High Quantum Yields from Single-Photon-Emitting Colloidal Nanostructures at Room Temperature, ACS Nano DOI : 10.1021/acsnano.6b01729 (2016)
- L. Lermusiaux, V. Maillard, and S. Bidault, Widefield Spectral Monitoring of Nanometer Distance Changes in DNA-Templated Plasmon Rulers, ACS Nano 9, 978 (2015)
- M. P. Busson, B. Rolly, B. Stout, N. Bonod and S. Bidault, Accelerated single photon emission from dye molecule-driven nanoantennas assembled on DNA, Nat. Commun. 3, 962 (2012)


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Optical steering and monitoring of the organization of nonlinear and luminescent chromophores, ENS Cachan, July 2004
- Advisors : Joseph Zyss and Sophie Brasselet

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