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December 2011 - present

September 2008 - December 2011

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September 2008 - November 2011

**Aix-Marseille Université**

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- Optics

September 2001 - August 2006

## Publications

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In this work, a novel hierarchical mechanical metamaterial is proposed that is composed of re-entrant truss-lattice elements. It is shown that this system can deform very differently and can exhibit a versatile extent of the auxetic behaviour depending on a small change in the thickness of its hinges. In addition, depending on which hierarchical le...

Advances in material architectures have enabled endowing materials with exotic attributes not commonly available in the conventional realm of mechanical engineering. Twisting, a mechanism whereby metamaterials are used to transform static axial load into twist motion, is of particular interest to this study. Herein, computations based on the finite...

In solid state physics, phase transitions can influence material functionality and alter their properties. In mechanical metamaterials, structural-phase transitions can be achieved through instability or buckling of certain structural elements. However, these fast transitions in one mechanical parameter typically affect significantly the remaining...

In this work, a novel hierarchical mechanical metamaterial is proposed that is composed of re‐entrant truss‐lattice elements. It is shown that this system can deform very differently and can exhibit a versatile extent of the auxetic behaviour depending on a small change in the thickness of its hinges. In addition, depending on which hierarchical le...

Well-designed stretching-dominated lattices can form elastic metamaterials with high specific stiffness and strength. Their strongly anisotropic and unstable nonlinear mechanical properties, however, limit their application to energy absorption. In contrast, bending-dominated lattices are well known for high energy absorption capacity and stable no...

Recent developments in the engineering of metamaterials have brought forth a myriad of mesmerizing mechanical properties that do not exist in ordinary solids. Among these, twisting metamaterials, acoustical chirality, or Willis coupling are sample-size dependent. The purpose of this work is, first, to examine the mechanical performance of a new twi...

Infrared camouflage based on artificial thermal metasurfaces has recently attracted significant attention. By eliminating thermal radiation differences between the object and the background, it is possible to hide a given object from infrared detection. Infrared camouflage is an important element that increases the survivability of aircraft and mis...

A domain wall separating two different topological phases of the same crystal can support the propagation of backscattering-immune guided waves. In valley-Hall and quantum-Hall crystal waveguides, this property stems from symmetry protection and results from a topological transition at a Dirac point. Since an initially closed band gap has to open,...

We report single-mode 3D optical couplers leveraging adiabatic power transfer towards up to 4 output ports. We use the CMOS compatible additive (3+1)D \emph{flash}-TPP printing for fast and scalable fabrication. Coupling optical losses of such devices are reduced below $\sim$~0.06~dB by tailoring the coupling and waveguides geometry, and we demonst...

Thermal metadevices obtained from transformation optics have recently attracted wide attention due to their vast potential for thermal management. However, these devices require extreme material parameters that are difficult to achieve in large-scale applications. Here, we design a thermal concentrator using a machine learning method and demonstrat...

Three-dimensional direct laser writing technology enables one to print polymer microstructures whose size varies from a few hundred nanometers to a few millimeters. It has been shown that, by tuning the laser power during writing, one can adjust continuously the optical and elastic properties with the same base material. This process is referred to...

Thermal manipulation has been widely researched due to its potentials in novel functions, such as cloaking, illusion and sensing. However, thermal manipulation is often realized by metamaterials which entails extreme material properties. Here, we propose a machine learning based thermal cloak consisting of a finite number of layers with isotropic m...

Periodic truss-lattice materials, especially when combined with current additive manufacturing techniques, are attracting attention in lightweight material engineering. As a member of the elementary cubic truss family, the simple-cubic truss lattice possesses the highest stiffness and strength along the principal directions and plays an important r...

Negative stiffness mechanical metamaterial possesses many interesting properties but fairly low strength. Introducing filler appears to be an effective strategy to enhance the cellular materials' mechanical properties. In this work, we show how to improve the mechanical properties of the cylindrical negative stiffness structure via introducing fill...

Stepper motors and actuators are among the main constituents of control motion devices. They are complex multibody systems with rather large overall volume due to their multifunctional parts and elaborate technological assembly processes. Miniaturization of individual parts is still posing assembly problems. In this paper, a single‐step lithography...

The interior of the synthetic unit cells and their interactions determine the wave properties of metamaterials composed of periodic lattices of these cells. While local interactions with the nearest neighbors are well appreciated, nonlocal beyond-nearest-neighbor interactions are often considered as a nuisance. Here, by introducing a versatile effe...

Shape morphing and the possibility of having control over mechanical properties via designed deformations have attracted a lot of attention in the materials community and led to a variety of applications with an emphasis on the space industry. However, current materials normally do not allow to have a full control over the deformation pattern and o...

The topological backscattering immunity of waves guided along a domain wall is associated with symmetry protection in valley-Hall and quantum-Hall phononic crystal waveguides. This desirable property results from a topological transition at a Dirac point of the 2D crystal, leading to the opening of an initially closed band gap but to a limited avai...

Previously, rotons were observed in correlated quantum systems at low temperatures, including superfluid helium and Bose-Einstein condensates. Here, following a recent theoretical proposal, we report the direct experimental observation of roton-like dispersion relations in two different three-dimensional metamaterials under ambient conditions. One...

Metamaterials have attracted wide scientific interest to break fundamental bounds on materials properties. Recently, the field has been extending to coupled physical phenomena where one physics acts as the driving force for another. Stimuli-responsive or 4D metamaterials have been demonstrated for thermo-elasticity, magneto-optics or piezo-electric...

We propose single-step additive fabrication of graded-index optical elements by introducing the light exposure as the additional dimension to three-dimensional (3D) laser writing, hence (3 + 1)D writing. We use a commercial printer and photoresist to realize the proposed single-step fabrication method that can be swiftly adopted for research and en...

In this work, we demonstrate that three-dimensional chiral mechanical metamaterials are able to self-twist and control their global rotation. We also discuss the possibility of adjusting the extent of the global rotation manifested by the system in a programmable manner. In addition, we show that the effect of the global rotation can be observed bo...

The propagation of acoustic or elastic waves in artificial crystals, including the case of phononic and sonic crystals, is inherently anisotropic. As is known from the theory of periodic composites, anisotropy is directly dictated by the space group of the unit cell of the crystal and the rank of the elastic tensor. Here, we examine effective veloc...

We propose the single-step fabrication of (3+1)D graded-index (GRIN) optical elements by introducing the light exposure as the additional dimension. Following this method, we demonstrate two different optical devices: Volume holograms that are superimposed using angular and peristrophic multiplexing and optical waveguides with a well-defined refrac...

Roton dispersion relations have been restricted to correlated quantum systems at low temperatures, such as liquid Helium-4, thin films of Helium-3, and Bose–Einstein condensates. This unusual kind of dispersion relation provides broadband acoustical backward waves, connected to energy flow vortices due to a “return flow”, in the words of Feynman, a...

We use square and rectangular phononic crystals to create experimental realizations of complex topological phononic circuits. The exotic topological transport observed is wholly reliant upon the underlying structure that must belong to either a square or rectangular lattice system and not to any hexagonal-based structure. The phononic system we use...

Metamaterial thermal energy devices obtained from transformation optics have recently attracted wide attention due to their vast potential in energy storage, thermal harvesting or heat manipulation. However, these devices usually require inhomogeneous and extreme material parameters which are difficult to realize in large-scale applications. Here,...

Cloaking elastic waves has, in contrast to the cloaking of electromagnetic waves, remained a fundamental challenge: the latter successfully uses the invariance of Maxwell’s equations, from which the field of transformational optics has emerged, whereas the elastic Navier equations are not invariant under coordinate transformations. Our aim is to ov...

The propagation of acoustic or elastic waves in artificial crystals, including the case of phononic and sonic crystals, is inherently anisotropic. As is known from the theory of periodic composites, anisotropy is directly dictated by the space group of the unit cell of the crystal and the rank of the elastic tensor. Here, we examine effective veloc...

Phononic crystals have attracted wide attention in diverse scientific communities due to their ability to efficiently reflect, focus, and guide acoustic and elastic waves. Their use in ultrasonic applications such as medical imaging, however, remains elusive since three-dimensional phononic crystals with lattice constants in the range of hundreds o...

Starting from the achiral body-centered-cubic Wigner-Seitz cell, a truncated octahedron, we design a chiral simple-cubic metamaterial crystal which exhibits chiral phonons for all phonon propagation directions in three-dimensional (3D) space over a broad frequency range as well as nearly isotropic acoustical activity. The resulting blueprint has si...

Recent work predicted the existence of isotropic chiral phonon dispersion relations of the lowest bands connected to isotropic acoustical activity in cubic crystalline approximants of three-dimensional (3D) chiral icosahedral metamaterial quasi-crystals. While these architectures are fairly broadband and presumably robust against fabrication tolera...

We present scalable 3D photonic waveguide interconnects fabricated using two-photon polymerization. Interconnects comprise optical waveguide couplers with 1.2μm diameter, and we characterize numerous branching topologies. Finally, we demonstrate a 225 input and 529 output interconnect.

We systematically engineer a series of square and rectangular phononic crystals to create experimental realisations of complex topological phononic circuits. The exotic topological transport observed is wholly reliant upon the underlying structure which must belong to either a square or rectangular lattice system and not to any hexagonal-based stru...

Cloaking elastic waves has, in contrast to the cloaking of electromagnetic waves, remained a fundamental challenge: the latter successfully uses the invariance of Maxwell's equations, from which the field of transformational optics has emerged, whereas the elastic Navier equations are not invariant under coordinate transformations. Our aim is to ov...

Photonic waveguides are promising candidates for implementing parallel, ultra-fast and ultra-low latency interconnects. Such interconnects are an important technological asset for example for next generation optical routing, on and intra-chip optical communication, and for parallel photonic neural networks. We have recently demonstrated dense optic...

Recent work predicted the existence of isotropic chiral phonon dispersion relations of the lowest bands connected to isotropic acoustical activity in cubic crystalline approximants of 3D chiral icosahedral metamaterial quasicrystals. While these architectures are fairly broadband and presumably robust against fabrication tolerances due to orientati...

Metamaterial thermal energy devices obtained from transformation optics have recently attracted wide attention due to their vast potential in energy storage, thermal harvesting or heat manipulation. However, these devices usually require inhomogeneous and extreme material parameters which are difficult to realize in large-scale applications. Here,...

Present gravitational wave detectors are based on the measurement of linear displacement in stable optical cavities. Here, we instead suggest the measurement of the twist of a chiral mechanical element induced by a gravitational wave. The induced twist rotates a flat optical mirror on top of this chiral element, leading to the deflection of an inci...

The elastic properties of three-dimensional (3D) crystalline mechanical metamaterials, unlike those of amorphous structures, are generally strongly anisotropic—even in the long-wavelength limit and for highly symmetric crystals. Aiming at isotropic linear elastic wave propagation, we therefore study 3D periodic approximants of 3D icosahedral quasic...

Photonic waveguides are prime candidates for integrated and parallel photonic interconnects. Such interconnects correspond to large-scale vector matrix products, which are at the heart of neural network computation. However, parallel interconnect circuits realized in two dimensions, for example, by lithography, are strongly limited in size due to d...

We compare the phonon band structures and chiral phonon eigenmodes of a recently experimentally realized three-dimensional (3D) cubic chiral metamaterial architecture to results from linear micropolar elasticity, an established generalization of classical linear Cauchy elasticity. We achieve very good qualitative agreement concerning the anisotropi...

We investigate symmetry-protected topological water waves within a strategically engineered square lattice system. Thus far, symmetry-protected topological modes in hexagonal systems have primarily been studied in electromagnetism and acoustics, i.e., dispersionless media. Herein, we show experimentally how crucial geometrical properties of square...

Cork is a natural amorphous material with near-zero Poisson's ratio that is ubiquitously used for sealing glass bottles. It is an anisotropic, transversally isotropic, composite that can hardly be scaled down. Here, we propose a new class of isotropic and reusable cork-like metamaterial that is designed from an hybrid truss-lattice material to show...

We propose a design of cylindrical cloak for coupled in-plane shear waves consisting of concentric layers of sub-wavelength resonant stress-free inclusions shaped as Swiss rolls. The scaling factor between inclusions’ sizes is according to Pendry’s transform. Unlike the hitherto known situations, the present geometric transform starts from a Willis...

Photonic waveguides are prime candidates for integrated and parallel photonic interconnects. Such interconnects correspond to large-scale vector matrix products, which are at the heart of neural network computation. However, parallel interconnect circuits realized in two dimensions, for example by lithography, are strongly limited in size due to di...

We investigate symmetry-protected topological water waves within a strategically engineered square lattice system. Thus far, symmetry-protected topological modes in hexagonal systems have primarily been studied in electromagnetism and acoustics, i.e. dispersionless media. Herein, we show experimentally how crucial geometrical properties of square s...

Absorbing mechanical shocks and vibration energy is crucial in industrial, domestic and medical applications. Very often, systems (such as hydraulic cylinders) or structures (such as helmets) are used to achieve energy absorption or protection from impacts or periodic vibrations. In this respect, mechanical metamaterials have received much attentio...

Pentamode metamaterials have been used as a crucial element to achieve elastical unfeelability cloaking devices. They are seen as potentially fragile and not simple for integration in anisotropic structures due to a non-centrosymmetric crystalline structure. Here, we introduce a new class of pentamode metamaterial with centrosymmetry, which shows b...