Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae



Clément Paradis

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Date of Birth:

July 1, 1989 (France)




Oct. 2013 –
Dec. 2017:

PhD degree in the group of Prof. Thomas Südmeyer, Laboratoire Temps-Fréquence (LTF), University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Sept. 2009 –
Nov. 2013:

Diplôme d’ingénieur (Master’s degree), ENSTA ParisTech (École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées - ParisTech), France.

Oct. 2012 –
Nov. 2013:

Master of Science with Distinction in Applied Photonics, Imperial College of London, United Kingdom.

Sept. 2011 –
Sept. 2012:

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree Program in Photonics, Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany.

Research and Work Experience

Jan. 2018 – Mai 2019 1.5 years:

Post-doc researcher, Laboratoire Temps-Fréquence (LTF), University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Novel applications for ultrafast high-power thin-disk laser oscillators

Oct. 2013 – Dec. 2017 4.3 years:

PhD candidate, Laboratoire Temps-Fréquence (LTF), Physics department, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Development of novel ultrafast high-power thin-disk laser oscillators and applications for metrology and XUV generation

Feb. 2013 – Aug. 2013 6 months:

Master Thesis, Quantum Optics and Laser Science (QOLS) research group, Imperial College of London, United Kingdom.

Progress in hollow-fiber pulse compression for high-energy few-cycle pulses with double-differential pumping system

Mai 2012 – Aug. 2012 3 months:

Lab internship, Institute of Applied Physics (IAP), Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany.

Femtosecond laser nanostructuring and doping of silicon surfaces

Mai 2011 – Jul. 2011 3 months:

Lab internship, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Greece.

Building of nonlinear optical setups: non-collinear optical parametric amplifier (NOPA) and intensity autocorrelator.

Awards and honors


Co-author of the paper “Frequency Comb Stabilization of a 4 W, 50-fs Thin-Disk Laser Oscillator,” awarded outstanding result prize in the student paper competition at 32nd European Frequency and Time Forum (EFTF 2018).


Co-author of the paper “Towards Few-Cycle Ultrafast Thin-Disk Lasers,” awarded outstanding student poster presentation prize at Laser Congress 2017 (ASSL, LAC).


Erasmus Mundus Scholarship to pursue the Erasmus Mundus Master course OPSCITECH (Optics in Science and Technology).



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Activities and Societies


Active member of the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) since 2014. Mountaineering, trail running: Alphubel, 4 206 m in 2018; Swiss Canyon Trail, 75 km, +3000 m in 10h45 in 2015.

4 months

World trip during sabbatical leave: USA, French Polynesia, Fiji Islands, New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia.

2013 – today

Social event coordinator on the research group Time and Frequency Laboratory. Organization of skiing seminars, Christmas dinners, hikes, excursions, leisure day.


Main organizer of a one-week seminar on energy in Paris for 22 foreign guest students for the Board of European Student of Technology (BEST).

Selection of Publication and Conference Presentations

·       C. Paradis, N. Modsching, V. J. Wittwer, B. Deppe, C. Kränkel, and T. Südmeyer, “Generation of 35-fs pulses from a Kerr lens mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 thin-disk laser,” Opt. Express 25(13), 14918–14925 (2017).
Paper highlighted as an Editor's Pick


·           C. Paradis, N. Modsching, M. Gaponenko, F. Labaye, F. Emaury, A. Diebold, I. Graumann, B. Deppe, C. Kränkel, V. J. Wittwer, and T. Südmeyer, “Sub-50-fs Kerr Lens Mode-Locked Thin-Disk Lasers,” in 2017 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and European Quantum Electronics Conference, (Optical Society of America, 2017), talk PD_1_4.
Oral presentation given during the postdeadline session