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Research interests
  • Quantum photonics
  • Quantum sources and detection protocols
  • Femtosecond laser technology
  • Quantum spectroscopy and quantum metrology
  • Mid-infrared (mid-IR) and terahertz (THz) technology
  • Time-resolved spectroscopies
  • Precision instrumentation
  • Optical refrigeration and radiation-balanced lasers
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 2009 Semiconductors
  • 2011 Optical materials
  • 2505 Photonic devices and networks
  • 2518 Instrumentation and measurements
  • 3100 PHYSICS
  • 3101 Atomic and molecular studies
  • 3108 Experimental methods and instrumentation
  • 3110 Optics (see also photon devices 2505)
  • 3111 Lasers
  • 3112 Photonics
  • 3153 Classical and quantum physics
  • 3304 Semiconductors
  • 3306 Optical properties
  • 3302 Electronic properties of solids


Journal article
Sulzer, P., Oguchi, K., Huster, J., Kizmann, M., Guedes, T.L.M., Liehl, A., Beckh, C., Moskalenko, A.S., Burkard, G., Seletskiy, D.V. & Leitenstorfer, A. (2020). Determination of the electric field and its Hilbert transform in femtosecond electro-optic sampling. Physical Review A, 101(3), 17 pages. Retrieved from
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Liehl, A., Sulzer, P., Fehrenbacher, D., Eggert, S., Ludwig, M., Ritzkowsky, F., Seletskiy, D.V. & Leitenstorfer, A. (2020). Broadband analysis and self-control of spectral fluctuations in a passively phase-stable Er-doped fiber frequency comb. Physical Review A, 101(2), 14 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Kizmann, M., Guedes, T.L.d.M., Seletskiy, D.V., Moskalenko, A.S., Leitenstorfer, A. & Burkard, G. (2019). Subcycle squeezing of light from a time flow perspective. Nature Physics, 15(9), 960-966. Retrieved from
Journal article
Liehl, A., Sulzer, P., Fehrenbacher, D., Rybka, T., Seletskiy, D.V. & Leitenstorfer, A. (2019). Deterministic Nonlinear Transformations of Phase Noise in Quantum-Limited Frequency Combs. Physical Review Letters, 122(20), 6 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Hinz, C., Gumbsheimer, P., Traum, C., Holtkemper, M., Bauer, B., Haase, J., Mahapatra, S., Frey, A., Brunner, K., Reiter, D.E., Kuhn, T., Seletskiy, D.V. & Leitenstorfer, A. (2018). Charge and spin control of ultrafast electron and hole dynamics in single CdSe/ZnSe quantum dots. Physical Review B, 97(4), 14 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Riek, C., Sulzer, P., Seeger, M., Moskalenko, A.S., Burkard, G., Seletskiy, D.V. & Leitenstorfer, A. (2017). Subcycle quantum electrodynamics. Nature, 541, 376-379. Retrieved from
Journal article
Bühler, J., Schmidt, C., Schneider, H., Helm, M., Pashkin, A. & Seletskiy, D.V. (2017). Quantum interference current in InSb injected by intense terahertz radiation. Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, 38(7), 808-812. Retrieved from
Journal article
Gragossian, A., Seletskiy, D.V. & Sheik-Bahae, M. (2016). Classical trajectories in polar-asymmetric laser fields: Synchronous THz and XUV emission. Scientific Reports, 6. Retrieved from
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Riek, C., Seletskiy, D.V., Moskalenko, A.S., Schmidt, J.F., Krauspe, P., Eckart, S., Eggert, S., Burkard, G. & Leitenstorfer, A. (2015). Direct sampling of electric-field vacuum fluctuations. Science, 350(6259), 420-423. Retrieved from


PHS6214 Ultrafast Photonics (Winter 2018 -- ) 

PHS8270 Lasers (Fall 2018 -- ) PHS6910 Engineering Physics Seminar (Fall 2018 -- )

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Ph.D. (2)

    • Cusson, Patrick. Time-domain quantum optics.
    • Demontigny, Gabriel. Ultrafast mid-infrared photonics.
  • Master (thesis) (5)

    • Scaglia, Marco.
    • Rivard, Laurent.
    • Doiron, Étienne. Ultrabroadband multi-THz time-resolved spectroscopy.
    • Labranche, Alexis. High-energy phase-stable femtosecond fiber laser system in the mid-infrared.
    • Maingot, Benjamin. Dispersion characterization of single-mode optical fibers for supercontinuum generation [Completed 03.2020].
  • Professionnal master (1)

    • Zagbayou, Grégory-Samuel .
  • Undergraduate (5)

    • Virally, Paul. Programing and implementation of data acquisition board for high-throughputs enabling quantum photonic applications.
    • Quenneville-Guay, Vincent. Design of ultrastable femtosecond fiber oscillator-amplifier system for application in quantum photonics.
    • Rivard, Laurent. Sub-femtosecond characterization and stabilization of timing jitter between two ultrafast pulse trains.
    • Perron, Nicolas. Ultrabroadband interferometer for high-precision dispersion characterization.
    • Hogue, Justin. Sub-femtosecond characterization and stabilization of timing jitter between two ultrafast pulse train [Completed 05.2020].


  • Master's Thesis (1)

    • Maingot, B. (2020). Dispersion Characterization in Single-Mode Optical Fibers for Supercontinuum Generation Supporting Few-Cycle Pulses (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from

News about Denis Seletskiy

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