Assistant professor, Ultrafast Optics and Nanophotonics (DON)
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 70 90Office: 2051

Research activity

  • Investigation of the nonlinear optical properties of organic molecules
  • Photopatterning of polymer thin films, application to optically-pumped organic DFB lasers
  • Near-field optical scanning microscopy
  • Real-time holographic microscopy of polymer films undergoing photostructuring


2003-now: assistant professor at the University of Strasbourg (FR, laboratoire IPCMS), optical properties of organic materials, patterning and nonlinear microscopy of polymer films.

2000-2003: post-doc at the University of Gent (BE), optical sources for telecommunications: coupled lasers and DBR sources.

1996-2000: PhD thesis at the University of Lille (FR), dynamics of coupled lasers with saturable absorber.

1993-1994: Master thesis at the University of Pisa (IT), transverse mode dynamics of lasers with saturable absorber.

Teaching activity

  • Classical mechanics of point particles
  • Oscillations and 1D waves
  • Basic mechanics practicals
  • Wave optics (interference/diffraction)
  • Use of python in science
  • Preparation of experiments for the “agregation” examination


E. Yalcin, S. Achelle, Y. Bayrak, N. Seferoglu, A. Barsella, Z. Seferoglu, Styryl-based NLO chromophores: synthesis, spectroscopic properties, and theoretical calculations, Tetrahedron Letters 56 (2015) 2586–2589.
M. Yahya, N. Seferoglu, G. Kaplan, Y. Nural, A. Barsella, Z. Seferoglu, Synthesis, nonlinear optical properties, photophysical, and theoretical studies of azo dye bearing coumarin-thiophene, Journal of Molecular Structure 1273 (2023) 134257.
M. Yahya, N. Seferoglu, A. Barsella, S. Achelle, Z. Seferoglu, Amino-substituted-1,1-dicyano-2,4-diaryl-1,3-butadiene chromophores: Synthesis and photophysical properties, Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 248 (2021) 119178.
E.V. Verbitskiy, P. le Poul, F. Bures, S. Achelle, A. Barsella, Y.A. Kvashnin, G.L. Rusinov, V.N. Charushin, Push-Pull Derivatives Based on 2,4’-Biphenylene Linker with Quinoxaline, [1,2,5]Oxadiazolo[3,4-B]Pyrazine and [1,2,5]Thiadiazolo[3,4-B]Pyrazine Electron Withdrawing Parts., Molecules 27 (2022) 4250.
E.V. Verbitskiy, S. Achelle, F. Bures, P. le Poul, A. Barsella, Y.A. Kvashnin, G.L. Rusinov, F. Robin-le Guen, O.N. Chupakhin, V.N. Charushin, Synthesis, photophysical and nonlinear optical properties of [1,2,5] oxadiazolo[3,4-b]pyrazine-based linear push-pull systems, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A-Chemistry 404 (2021) 112900.
G. Ulrich, A. Barsella, A. Boeglin, S. Niu, R. Ziessel, BODIPY-Bridged Push-Pull Chromophores for Nonlinear Optical Applications, ChemPhysChem 15 (2014) 2693–2700.
G. Taupier, A. Boeglin, O. Crégut, L. Mager, A. Barsella, K. Gasior, J.-L. Rehspringer, K.D. (Honorat) Dorkenoo, Beating photo-degradation in sum-frequency imaging of chiral organic media, Optical Materials 45 (2015) 22–27.
G. Taupier, M. Saad, M. Romeo, O. Crégut, A. Boeglin, L. Mager, A. Barsella, H. Arhach, J.-L. Rehspringer, K.D. Dorkenoo, Sum-frequency generation in sol-gel material doped with binaphthol, Applied Physics Letters 101 (2012) 241911.
P. Solanke, S. Achelle, N. Cabon, O. Pytela, A. Barsella, B. Caro, F. Robin-le Guen, J. Podlesny, M. Klikar, F. Bures, Proaromatic pyranylidene chalcogen analogues and cyclopenta[c]thiophen-4,6-dione as electron donors and acceptor in efficient charge-transfer chromophores, Dyes and Pigments 134 (2016) 129–138.
P. Solanke, F. Bures, O. Pytela, M. Klikar, T. Mikysek, L. Mager, A. Barsella, Z. Ruzickova, T-Shaped (Donor-pi-)(2)Acceptor-pi-Donor Push-Pull Systems Based on Indan-1,3-dione, European Journal of Organic Chemistry (2015) 5339–5349.