Daniel Poitras

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Senior Research Officer

Researcher officer in Advanced Electronics & Photonics Research Centre in the Photonics Team.

Current research and/or projects

Optical coatings for satcom (HTSN project, with McMaster U.)

Mirrors with ultralow thermal noise for gravitational waves detection application (with Shincron Co Japan, CNRS France and MIT USA)

Waveguide facet coatings (clients and NRC internal projects, near-IR and mid-IR applications)

Research and/or project statements

I provide optical coatings design, fabrication and characterization services for different projects.

Professional activities / interests

Interested in different aspect of optical coatings, including new application, computational methods for design and robustness studies, and characterization methods.

Education and awards

PhD from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal (supervisor:  Prof. Ludvik Martinu)

Key publications

  1. Daniel Poitras, Penghui Ma, Michael Jacobson, Catherine Cooksey, Luke Sandilands, Stacey Lee, "2022 Topical Meeting on Optical Interference Coatings: Manufacturing Problem Contest [Invited]," Applied Optics 62 (7) 2023. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.477250

  2. Khan Zeb, Zhenguo Lu, Jiaren Liu, Youxin Mao, Guocheng Liu, Philip J Poole, Mohamed Rahim, Grzegorz Pakulski, Pedro Barrios, Martin Vachon, Daniel Poitras, Weihong Jiang, John Weber, Xiupu Zhang, Jianping Yao, "Broadband Optical Heterodyne Millimeter-Wave-over-Fiber Wireless Links Based on a Quantum Dash Dual-Wavelength DFB Laser," Journal of Lightwave Technology 40 (12), 3698-3708, 2022.

  3. Boris Lamontagne, Norman R. Fong, In-Hyouk Song, Penghui Ma, Pedro Barrios, and Daniel Poitras, “Review of microshutters for switchable glass,” J. Micro/Nanolith. MEMS MOEMS, vol. 18 (4) 040901 (2019).

  4. Seyed Ghasem Razavipour, James A. Gupta, Graeme Sabiston, Nicaulas Sabourin, Andrew Bezinger, Jean Lapointe, and Daniel Poitras, "Pressure-dependent sensitivity of a single-pass methane detection system using a continuous-wave distributed feedback laser at 3270  nm," Appl. Opt. 58, 6906-6911 (2019)
  5. D. Poitras, "Facet Coating Design Robustness," in Optical Interference Coatings Conference (OIC) 2019, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2019), paper TC.4.
  6. Sofiane Haffouz, Katharina D. Zeuner, Dan Dalacu, Philip J. Poole, Jean Lapointe, Daniel PoitrasKhaled Mnaymneh, Xiaohua Wu, Martin Couillard, Marek Korkusinski, Eva Schöll, Klaus D. Jöns, Valery Zwiller, and Robin L. Williams, “Bright Single InAsP Quantum Dots at Telecom Wavelengths in Position-Controlled InP Nanowires: The Role of the Photonic Waveguide,” Nano Letters 18 (5), 3047-3052 (2018).
  7. Jean-Michel Guay, Antonino Calà Lesina, Guillaume Côté, Martin Charron, Daniel Poitras, Lora Ramunno, Pierre Berini, and Arnaud Weck, “Laser-induced plasmonic colours on metals,” Nature Communications, 8, 16095.1-12 (2017).
  8. D. Poitras, C.-C. Kuo, C. Py, "Design of high-contrast OLEDs with microcavity effect", Opt. Express 16(11), 8003-8015 (2008).
  9. J. A. Dobrowolski, Daniel Poitras, Penghui Ma, Himanshu Vakil, and Michael Acree, "Toward perfect antireflection coatings: numerical investigation," Appl. Opt. 41, 3075-3083 (2002)
  10. L. Martinu, D. Poitras, "Invited review paper: Plasma deposition of optical films and coatings: A review," J. Vac. Sci. and Technol. A, 18(6) 2619–2645 (2000).