DYnamics of COmplex Systems
The PhLAM complex systems dynamics team has its roots in the studies of instability and chaos in lasers that were initiated in the laboratory more than thirty years ago. These works started from the observation, still current, that the study of the complex dynamics of optical systems has a double advantage. On the one hand, a system with spontaneous oscillations or erratic dynamics gives us more information than if it were stationary, is more "talkative". On the other hand, lasers and other optical sources have both strong non-linearities, very fast time scales, and an often excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
The team's activities have since diversified to explore complex dynamics in an experience-theory continuum, and are characterized by a very strong interdisciplinarity and interactions ranging from hydrodynamics to biology, passing through the theory of information and plasma physics.
The research activity of the team focuses on the study of complex systems in nonlinear optics and biology.
The main asset of the team is to conduct studies ranging from modeling to experiments through numerical simulations. All these steps are conducted within the team, which gives it a complete and unique structure. There are 24 permanent staff within the team (8 PR, 8 MCF, 1 CRCN, 1 IR) and 2 researchers (CRCN).