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Kevin CONTRERAS-VILLALOBOS


Université catholique de Louvain
Institut of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences
Nanophysics (NAPS)
Chemin du cyclotron 2, Box L7.01.07
B-1348 Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium
           
 kevin.contreras@uclouvain.be
 55 Avenue du Maréchal Foch
77190 Dammarie-Les-Lys, France

Born : 25/03/1978 ; citizenship : peruvian
Languages : Spanish, French, English


Professional experience

Mars 2011 – Present         Post-doctorate –Université Catholique de Louvain UCL, Institut of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (Belgium)

  • Advanced Microscopy techniques: using structured light illumination microscopy and confocal principle to reconstruct 3D structures of diffractive elements
  • Optical coherence tomography : characterization of MEM structures
  • Scientific collaboration with Lambda X, an industrial society of design and conception of various optical instrumentation such as confocal microscopes, phase-imaging, telescopes for high atmosphere, hyper-spectral imagers, intraocular lens characterization

Nov 2007-Feb 2011          Ph.D. – Université Paris Sud – Institut d’Optique Graduate School (France)

  • Application of the principle of the Lippmann photography for the conception of a new demonstrator ; homodyne detection, optical characterization, optical imaging, diffractive optics (Non Linear Materials and Applications Group)

2002-2007                           Research Assistant – Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Peru)
                                               Co-responsible of the optical laboratory of the group of applied physics

  • Optical metrology for vibrating surfaces using speckle and photo-electromotive effect in photoconductive materials
  • Application of the optical spectroscopy for characterization of optical properties of samples
  • Characterization of the optical properties of the thermo-responsive polymers and gels.
  • Generation of transversal modes oriented for optical tweezers using open cavity and computer generated holograms

Formation

2007-2011                       Ph.D. (Physics)
Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d’Optique Graduate School (France)

  • Ph.D. supervisor : Gilles Pauliat
  • Funding: Alban program– TRT Triangle de la Physique (Plateau du Saclay)
  • Committee members: Jean Taboury (president-Univ Paris Sud), Pal Koppa (reviewer-Univ Budapest), Loic Mager (reviewer-Univ Strasbourg), Alain Cornet (UCL), Gilles Pauliat (Univ Paris Sud), Christiane Carré (ENSAAT)

2000-2001                       Graduate Diploma
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Peru)

  • Lasers and Applications
  • Work-study training at the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE) México and Centro de Investigaciones Ópticas (CIOp) Argentina

1995-1999                       Bachelor (Physics)
National University Federico Villarreal (Peru)

  • Work-study training in experimental nuclear physics of the Peruvian Institute of Nuclear Physics

Teaching experience

2007-2010                           Teaching practical work to under-graduate and master students of Ecole Supérieure d’Optique–Institut d’Optique Graduate School)

  • Subjects: Fourier optics, holography, interferometry, optical imaging, filtering
  • Supervisor of work-training students

2000-2001                       Teaching practical work / Teaching Assistant
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Peru)

  • Lasers and Applications
  • Subjects: Optics for lasers, optical metrology, optical tweezers, computer generated holograms, electro-magnetism, general physics.

Publications

Articles published in refereed journals:

[1] K. Contreras and G. Pauliat, « Design and implementation of a page-oriented « holographic » memory based on a Lippmann architecture », Applied Optics 50, 5816-5823 (2011).

[2] K. Contreras, G. Pauliat, C. Arnaud and G. Roosen « Lippmann’s interference photography applied to high capacity memories”, Journal of European Optical Society Rap. Comm. 3, 08020 (2008).

[3] F. Guatarri, G. Maire, K. Contreras, C. Arnaud, G. Pauliat, G. Roosen, S. Jradi and C. Carré, « Balanced homodyne detection of Bragg micrograting in photopolymer for data storage”, Optics Express 15, 2234-2243 (2007).

Articles published in proceedings:

[1] K. Contreras and G. Pauliat, « Experimental investigation of a page-oriented Lippmann “holography” data storage system”, Proc. SPIE 7730, 77308 (2010).

[2] G. Pauliat, G. Maire, C. Arnaud, F. Guatarri, K. Contreras, G. Roosen, S. Jradi and C.Carré, « Lippmann holographic storage with homodyne detection and single side access”, American Institute Physics Proc. 992, 350-355 (2008).

[3] A. Alarcia, K. Contreras, M. Lomer, « Analysis of surfaces and small dimensions mechanics objects with projection of fringes illuminated with optical fiber”, American Institute Physics Proc. 992, 893-898 (2008).

[4] M. Lomer and K. Contreras, « Non-contact torsion transducer based on the measurement of Moiré pattern using plastic optical fibers”, Proc. SPIE 992, 893-898 (2007).

[5] J. Silva, K. Contreras, L. Mosquera and G. Baldwin, « Real time measurement of sub-micrometer order transverse vibration amplitude using the photo-EMF effect in photoconductive materials”, Proc. SPIE 6292, 629210-629218 (2006).

[6] K. Contreras, G. Baldwin, F. De Zela and E.J. Galvez, « Observation of new modal patterns in experiments with Hermite-Gaussian and Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes”, Proc. SPIE 5622, 336-341 (2004).

[7] M. Tebaldi, K. Contreras and N. Bolognini, « Angular selectivity behavior of a grating imaging in thick photorefractive media”, Proc. SPIE 5622, 424-429 (2004).

[8] J. Villanueva, W. Alayo, M. Asmad, K. Contreras and G. Baldwin, « Very cheap plastic optical fiber sensor for measurement of displacement without contact”, Proc. SPIE 4829, 467-469 (2002).

[9] K. Contreras, M. Asmad and G. Baldwin, « Study of coherence and modal structure of optical cavity under conditions of thermal instability”, Proc. SPIE 4419, 115-119 (2001).

Invited talks:

[1] K. Contreras « Proposal of high-data storage system inspired of the Lippmann photography », Seminar of the Group of Applied Optics, Delft Technology University, Netherlands (2012).

[2] G. Pauliat and K. Contreras « High density “Lippmann” data storage in thick holographic material », ICOOPMA, Budapest, Hungary (2010).

[3] K. Contreras « Optical Data Storage System based on the interferential photography », Seminar of the Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Institut d’Optique, France (2009).

Communications:

Oral communications:

[1] K. Contreras and G. Pauliat, « High capacity Lippmann storage in a page-oriented architecture”, European Optical Society Annual Meeting, 25-29 Oct, Paris, France (2010).

[2] K. Contreras and G. Pauliat, « Experimental investigation of a page-oriented Lippmann “holographic” data storage system”, Optical Data Storage, 23-26 May, Colorado, U.S.A. (2010).

[3] K. Contreras and G. Pauliat, « Recording high-resolution wavelength-multiplexed data pages in a Lippmann data storage system”, International Workshop Holographic Memories, Japan (2010).

[4] K. Contreras « Lippmann photography approach in a page-oriented holographic data storage », 7th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics, Lima, Peru (2010).

[5] M. Lomer, M.A. Quintela, R. Coello, K. Contreras and J.M. Lopez-Higuera, « Study of hollow waveguide associated with POF for sensing applications”, 18th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibers, 7-11 Sept, Sydney, Australia (2009).

[6] K. Contreras « Optical data storage based on the Lippmann photography », University of Porto, Conference Alban, Portugal (2009).

[7] K. Contreras, Z. Izri, G. Pauliat, C. Arnaud and G. Roosen, «Wavelength-multiplexed memory based on a Lippmann architecture”, European CLEO/ EQEC, 12-18 June, Munich, Germany (2009).

[8] G. Pauliat, C. Arnaud, K.Contreras and G. Roosen, « MonteCarlo evaluation of the maximum data capacity of holographic memories”, 12th International Conference on Photorefractive Materials, Effects and Devices, 11-14 June, Bad Honnef, Germany (2009).

[9] K. Contreras, G. Pauliat, C. Arnaud and G. Roosen, «Wavelength-multiplexed memory based on Lippmann interference photography”, International Workshop on Holographic Memories, 20-23 October, Japan (2008).

[10] K. Contreras, G. Pauliat, C. Arnaud and G. Roosen, «Proposal for a high capacity memory based on Lippmann interference photography”, European Optical Society Annual Meeting, 29 Sept- 2 Oct, Paris, France (2008).

[11] G. Pauliat, G. Maire, C. Arnaud, F. Guatarri, K. Contreras, G. Roosen, S. Jradi and C. Carré, «Homodyne detection for Lippmann data storage”, Optical Data Storage, 20-23 May, Portland, U.S.A. (2007).

[12] J.C. Rueda, D. Chana, K. Contreras, R. Coello, M. Lomer, «Alarm system of optical fibre using the thermal optical sensibility of the PNIPPAAm polymer”, 3rd European Workshop on Optical Fibers, Japan (2007).
Posters:

[1] K. Contreras and G. Pauliat, «Enregistrement de pages des données de forte résolution dans une mémoire optique de type Lippmann”, Horizons de l’Optique 2011, Marseille, France (2011).

[2] K. Contreras, G. Pauliat, C. Arnaud and G. Roosen «Mémoire optique par codage en longueur d’onde basée sur la photographie Lippmann”, Horizons de l’Optique 2009, Lille, France (2009).

Textbook:

[1] K. Contreras, R. Coello, Y. Accostupa, J. Villanueva, G. Galvez and G. Baldwin, « Laser y sus Aplicaciones », Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2006. (on spanish)

Other activities

  • Membership of the European Physical Society (EPS)
  • Membership of the European Optical Society (EOS)
  • Membership of the Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Membership of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
  • Membership of the “Société Française d’Optique”
  • Membership of the Belgian Physical Society (BPS)
  • Member of the Committee of the French Association “Puya de Raimondi” for promotion of the scientific collaboration with Andean Region of the South-America
  • Founder member of the Student Chapter of the SPIE and OSA at the Institut d’Optique Paris Tech
  • Founder member of the Student Chapter of the SPIE and OSA at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
  • Member of the Organizer Committee of the First Conference of the Physics for Development, 11-12 Sept, Brussels, 2012
  • Member of the Organizer Committee of the Peruvian Meeting on Optics 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
  • Member of the Organizer Committee of the Latino-American Symposium on Polymers in Lima, Peru, 2007.

 

Scientific Collaborations

 

  • Subject: Digital Holographic Microscope

Contact: Dr. Jean-Pierre Galaup (Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, Univ Paris Sud, CNRS, France)

  • Subject: Adaptive optics for multi-photon microscope

Contact: Dr. Dominique Dumas (Université Henry Poincaré, Nancy, France)

  • Subject: Identification of pigments in archeology using optical spectroscopy as Laser Induced           

             Breakdown Microscopy (LIBS) and Raman spectroscopy
Contact: Prof. Marco Zamalloa (Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Perú)

  • Subject: Design and implementation of compact and mini-spectrometers

Contact: Prof. Rafael Coello (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru), Dr. François Piuzzi (CEA-Saclay, France)

 

 

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