Research and Development in Optics and Instrumentation
The LOOM research group was created in the early ‘70s by A. Baranne. Our activities are focused on the improvement of astronomical instrumentation through the development of new concepts and research in optics. Beside involvements in major astronomical instrumentation programs, R&D is carried out in various domains.
One more distinction for our PhDs! After the UNESCO-L’OREAL price of Zalpha CHALLITA, it is now Marie LASLANDES who is rewarded with the "best-thesis price" from the Doctoral School 352 (Physics and Sciences of Matter) of Aix-Marseille University.
Active Optics methods
Active Optics systems
Aspherical optics manufacturing
Simulations and Control/Command
Wave front sensing
Double zone phase masks
MOEMS componants and systems
Manufacturing of large aspherical optics (using stress polishing) up to 2.5m in diameter.
MOEMS componants and systems caracterization, including in space environment.
Refereed A journal publications, conference proceedings and others communications - 2006 to 2013.
Internal scientific chats
Thursday from 11:00 to 12:30
Once a month
ANR "young researcher program" - 2013-2015
"Optique Active Spatiale et Instrumentation compleXe"