Danto Sylvain

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Université de Bordeaux
– Chercheur (CDI LRU) / Groupe 3
– contact : prénom.nom@icmcb.cnrs.fr / poste 8045 (ligne directe 054000+poste)

Competences : Verres inorganics / Fibres optiques / Structure propriété

Education and scientific position

2013 – 2018 : Research Scientist – Groupe “Chemistry and photonic of oxide and fluoride materials” Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux (ICMCB), UMR 5026 CNRS Université de Bordeaux, France
2011 – 2013 : Research Scientist – “Glass Processing and Characterization Laboratory” – Clemson University, USA. Supervisor : Kathleen RICHARDSON
2006 – 2010 : Postdoctoral Research Associate – “Photonic Bandgap Fibers and Devices Group” – Department of Materials Sciences, MIT, USA. Supervisor : Yoel FINK
2002 – 2005 : PhD Student – Groupe “Verres et Céramiques” – Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, University of Rennes, France. Supervisors : Jacques LUCAS, Frédéric SMEKTALA


Research activities

Keywords : Inorganic glasses / Optical fibers / Relation structure-properties

I received my Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from the University of Rennes (France) in 2005 where he worked on amorphous semiconductors for data storage and infrared optics. Next I joined the group of the Prof. Yoel Fink at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, as a research associate (2006-2010).

At MIT I developed novel multi-material optical fibers with a focus on the in-fiber glass/crystal phase-change capability for fiber-based optoelectronic devices. Then I joined the group of the Prof. Kathleen Richardson at Clemson University, USA, as a research scientist (2011-2013). There I pursued research on amorphous semiconductors for mid-infrared optics and photonics, in bulk, film and fiber forms.
I relocated in Bordeaux, France, at the Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux (ICMCB) in September 2013. There I aim at establishing a new research activity, including the dedicated facility, on soft-Tg-glass-based specialty optical fibers for applications ranging mid-infrared optics, photosensitive fibers, fiber Lasers and novel smart fibers with unique functionalities.

My overall scientific research interests are currently focused on (i) the synthesis, purification and detailed characterization of oxide glasses showing promising novel physical properties, (ii) to elucidate their composition-structure-property relationships and (iii) applying these materials to the fabrication of specialty optical fibers.


Scientific production and supervision

30 articles / 4 patent / 2 book-chapters

10 invited talks in international conferences


10 Relevant publications

Y. Petit, S. Danto, T. Guérineau, A. Abou Khalil, A. Le Camus, E. Fargin, G. Duchateau, J-P. Bérubé, R. Vallée, Y. Messaddeq, T. Cardinal, L. Canioni “On the extrinsic femtosecond laser induced photochemistry in silver-containing oxide glasses : mechanisms, related optical and physic-chemistry properties, and technological applications” Adv. Opt. Techno. (2018 in press).

A. Abou Khalil, J-P. Bérubé, S. Danto, J-C. Desmoulin, T. Cardinal, Y. Petit, R. Vallée, L. Canioni “Direct laser writing of a new type of waveguides in silver containing glasses” Scientific Reports 7 (2017) 11124.

C. Strutynski, F. Desevedavy, A. Lemière, J-C. Jules, G. Gadret, T. Cardinal, F. Smektala, and S. Danto « Tellurite-based core-clad dual-electrodes composite fibers » Opt. Mat. Express 7 (2017) 1503.

S. Danto, F. Désévédavy, Y. Petit, J-C. Desmoulin, A. Abou Khalil, C. Strutynski, M. Dussauze, F. Smektala, T. Cardinal, L. Canioni « Photo-writable silver-containing phosphate glass ribbon fibers » Adv. Opt. Mat. 4 (2016) 162.

L. Li, H. Lin, S. Qiao, Y. Zou, S. Danto, K. Richardson, J. D. Musgraves, N. Lu, J. Hu “3-D Integrated Flexible Glass Photonics” Nature Photonics 8 (2014) 643–649.

S. Danto, M. Dubernet, B. Giroire, J. D. Musgraves, et al. “Correlation between native As2Se3 preform purity and optical glass fiber mechanical strength” Mat. Res. Bull. 49 (2014) 250.

D. Thompson, S. Danto, J. D. Musgraves, P. Wachtel, B. Giroire, K. Richardson “Microwave-assisted synthesis of high-purity chalcogenide glasses” Phys. Chem. Glasses : Eur. J. Glass Sci. Tech. B 54 (2013) 27.

S. Danto, B. Giroire, D. Thompson, P. Wachtel, J. D. Musgraves, K. Richardson “Comparative study of the purification of As2Se3 chalcogenide glasses” Internatl. Jr. of App. Glass Sc. 4 (2013) 31.

S. Danto, Z. Ruff, Z. Wang, J. D. Joannopoulos, Y. Fink “Ovonic memory switching in multimaterial fibers“ Adv. Funct. Mat. 21 (2011) 1095.

F. Sorin, G. Lestoquoy, S. Danto, J.D. Joannopoulos, Y. Fink “Resolving optical illumination distributions along an axially symmetric photodetecting fiber” Optic Exp. 18 (2010) 24264.

S. Danto, F. Sorin, N.D. Orf, Z. Wang, S.A. Speakman, J.D. Joannopoulos, Y. Fink “Fiber field-effect device via in-situ channel crystallization“ Adv. Mat. 22 (2010) 4162 S. Danto, P. Houizot, C. Boussard-Pledel, X.H. Zhang, F. Smektala, J. Lucas “A new family of far IR transmitting glasses in the Ga-Ge-Te system for space applications“ Adv. Funct. Mat. 16 (2006) 1847.