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 7 theses (2 ongoing, 2 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 12 PhD theses (including 1 in Poland, 1 in the Netherlands, 1 in Germany and 1 in Russia) & 1 HDR thesis.
 Member of the organizing committee of one international conference (Gold 2018) & 7 Summer Schools (C’Nano)
 Member of the scientific committee of 7 international conferences (SPP7, NANOP ×3, CLEO Europe ×3)
 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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