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Dr. Maxime Lebugle

PostDoc X-ray Optics Group

Paul Scherrer Institut
Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology
Adress ODRA/107
5232 Villigen PSI

Telephone: +41 56 310 2302

Research and topics

  • Diffractive optics for hard X-rays, experiments in X-ray imaging and X-ray scattering
  • Electron Beam Nanolithography
  • Direct Laser Writing for quantum optics chips
  • Ultrafast laser-matter interaction physics


06.2015–current: PostDoc
Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland. Group of Dr. C. David.

03.2014–05.2015: Marie Curie Experienced Researcher (
Institute of Applied Physics, Jena, Germany. Group of Prof. Dr. A. Szameit and Prof. Dr. S. Nolte.

10.2010–12.2013: PhD Student
CNRS (LP3), Marseille, France. Group of Dr. O. Utéza and Dr. N. Sanner.

03.2010–09.2010: Engineer Intern
Amplitude Systèmes, Pessac, France. R&D team of Dr. C. Hönninger.

See also public profiles on: LinkedIn and ResearchGate.


An asterisk (*) indicates equal contribution.

Peer-reviewed articles

[12] M. Lebugle, G. Seniutinas, F. Marschall, V. A. Guzenko, D. Grolimund, and C. David. Tunable kinoform x-ray beam splitter. Opt. Lett. 42(21), 4327-4330, 2017

[11] M. Lebugle, M. Liebi, K. Wakonig, V. A. Guzenko, M. Holler, A. Menzel, M. Guizar-Sicairos, A. Diaz, and C. David. High-acceptance versatile microfocus module based on elliptical Fresnel zone plates for small-angle X-ray scattering. Opt. Express 25(18), 21145-21158, 2017

[10] M. S. Alekhin, G. Patton, C. Dujardin, P.-A. Douissard, M. Lebugle, L. Novotny, and M. Stampanoni. Stimulated scintillation emission depletion X-ray imaging. Opt. Express 25(2), 654-669, 2017.

[9] M. Gräfe, R. Heilmann, M. Lebugle, D. Guzman-Silva, A. Perez-Leija, and A. Szameit. Integrated photonic quantum random walks (invited paper). J. Opt. 18, 2016.

[8] G. Matthäus, S. Demmler, M. Lebugle, F. Küster, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, S. Nolte, and R. Ackermann. Ultra-broadband two beam CARS using femtosecond laser pulses. Vib. Spectrosc. 85:128, 2016.

[7] S. Weimann*, A. Perez-Leija*, M. Lebugle*, R. Keil, M. Tichy, M. Gräfe, R. Heilmann, S. Nolte, H. Moya-Cessa. G. Weihs, D. N. Christodoulides, and A. Szameit. Implementation of quantum and classical discrete fractional fourier transform. Nat. Commun. 7:11027, 2016.

[6] M. Lebugle, M. Gräfe, R. Heilmann, A. Perez-Leija, S. Nolte, and A. Szameit. Experimental observation of N00N state Bloch oscillations. Nat. Commun. 6:8273, 2015.

[5] M. Lebugle, O. Utéza, M. Sentis, and N. Sanner. High temporal resolution and calibration in pump-probe experiments characterizing femtosecond laser-dielectrics interaction. Appl. Phys. A 120:455, 2015.

[4] M. Lebugle, N. Sanner, N. Varkentina, M. Sentis, and O. Utéza. Dynamics of femtosecond laser absorption of fused silica in the ablation regime. J. Appl. Phys. 116:063105, 2014.

[3] M. Lebugle, N. Sanner, O. Utéza, and M. Sentis. Guidelines for efficient direct ablation of dielectrics with single femtosecond pulses (invited paper). Appl. Phys. A 114:129, 2014.

[2] M. Lebugle. Etude des phénomènes d’absorption laser en régime femtoseconde pour l’ablation de matériaux diélectriques. PhD Thesis, Aix-Marseille University, 2013.

[1] N. Varkentina, N. Sanner, M. Lebugle, M. Sentis, and O. Utéza. Absorption of a single 500fs laser pulse at the surface of fused silica: Energy balance and ablation efficiency. J. Appl. Phys. 114:173105, 2013.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

[8] N. Sanner, M. Lebugle, N. Varkentina, M Sentis, and O. Utéza. Optimizing Energy Absorption for Ultrashort Pulse Laser Ablation of Fused Silica. In 4th Internation Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, 2016.

[7] O. Utéza, R. Clady, M. Lebugle, N. Sanner, M. Sentis, Y. Li, and Y. Shen. Laser damage and ablation with femtosecond pulses: recent measurements and applications. In SPIE Pacific Rim Laser Damage: Optical Materials for High-Power Lasers, 2013.

[6] S. Leyder, D. Grojo, Ph. Delaporte, M. Lebugle, W. Marine, N. Sanner, M. Sentis, and O. Utéza. On the wavelength dependence of femtosecond laser interactions inside band gap solids. In SPIE LASE, page 861113. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2013.

[5] O. Utéza, P. Blandin, L. Charmasson, G. Coustillier, D. Grojo, A. Kabashin, M. Lebugle, N. Sanner, V. Tcheremiskine, M. Sentis, F. Legare, and J. C. Kieffer. ASUR: Plateforme d’Applications des Sources laser Ultra-Rapides pour l’imagerie X et l’interaction laser-matière. In EDP Sciences, UVX 2012 page 01004, 2013.

[4] M. Lebugle, N. Sanner, S. Pierrot, and O. Utéza. Absorption dynamics of a femtosecond laser pulse at the surface of dielectrics. In AIP Conference Proceedings, volume 1464, 2012.

[3] Y. Zaouter, F. Morin, M. Lebugle, E. Mottay, and C. Hönninger. CPA-free picosecond fiber amplifier with 25μJ pulse energy and < 500kW peak power. In SPIE LASE, 2011.

[2] M. Sentis, O. Utéza, B. Chimier, N. Sanner, M. Lebugle, and N. Varkentina. Ultrafast laser interaction with fused silica: from damage threshold to nanomachining. In Nonlinear Optics, pages NF2A–6. Optical Society of America, 2013.

[1] N. Sanner, M. Lebugle, O. Utéza, and M. Sentis. Non-linear femtosecond laser pulse absorption at the surface of transparent dielectrics: an energy balance. In Nonlinear Optics, pages NF2A–5. Optical Society of America, 2013.