Guilhem de Valicourt

Marconi Young Scholar Guilhem de Valicourt

Recognized in 2012

“My boss is always proud to introduce me as a Young Scholar when meeting new collaborators.”

Current Young Scholars Role


Current Position

Principal Integrated Photonic Engineer, IPG Photonics


  • PhD, Communication and Electronics, Telecom ParisTech
  • Master, Photonics Devices, Systems and Networks, University of Essex
  • Engineer, Physics, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse

Young Scholar Research

Novel semiconductor optical devices, in particular reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers (RSOAs).  Achievements include  demonstrating the first RSOA working at 10 Gbit/s without any electronic compensation and developing, fabricating and optimizing high-performance devices that are considered to be well beyond the state of the art.

Other Honors

  • 2015 Best Paper award in memoriam of Prof. Harm Dorren at ECOC
  • 2012 Finalist for the ParisTech PhD Prize
  • 2011 “Best Project” award from Alcatel-Lucent Bootcamp