Bhupesh Kumar, Ran Homri, Priyanka, Santosh Maurya, Mélanie Lebental, and Patrick Sebbah, “Localized modes revealed in Random Lasers”, Optica 8(8), 1033-1039 (2021)

Kun Tang, Chenni Xu, Sébastien Guenneau, and Patrick Sebbah, “Pulse Dynamics of Flexural Waves in Transformed Plates”, Advanced Functional Materials 31, 2009266 (2021)


Tang, M. Makwana, R. V. Craster, P. Sebbah, “Observations of symmetry induced topological mode steering in a reconfigurable elastic plate”, Phys. Rev. B 102, 214103 (2020)


Patrick Sebbah, “Scattering media: A channel of perfect transmission”, Nature Photonics 11, 337-339 (June 2017).

G. Lefebvre, T. Antonakakis, Y. Achaoui, R. V. Craster, S. Guenneau, P. Sebbah, “Unveiling Extreme Anisotropy in Elastic Structured Media”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 254302 (2017).

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“Le mouvement impossible des ondes dans un « tapis de fakir”

M. Dubois, G. Lefebvre, P. Sebbah, “Quantum revival for elastic waves in thin plate”, Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 226, 1593–1601 (2017).


Lefebvre, A. Gondel, M. Dubois, M. Atlan, F. Feppon, A. Labbé, C. Gillot, A. Garelli, M. Ernoult, S. Mayboroda, M. Filoche, and P. Sebbah, “One single static measurement predicts wave localization in complex structures”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 074301 (2016)


Preeti Gaikwad, Nicolas Bachelard, Patrick Sebbah, Rénal Backov, and Renaud A. L. Vallée, “Competition and Coexistence of Raman and Random Lasing in Silica-/Titania-Based Solid Foams”, Advanced Optical Materials. doi: 10.1002/adom.201500247 (Sept 2015).

Patrick Sebbah & Rémi Carminati, Special issue on “Breakthrough in Photonics 2014: Random Lasers”, IEEE Photonics Journal, 7, P.1-7 (2015).

Nicolas Bachelard, Rémi Carminati, Patrick Sebbah, Christian Vanneste, “Linear and nonlinear Rabi oscillations of a two-level system resonantly coupled to an Anderson-localized mode”, Phys. Rev. A 91, 043810 (2015).

Gautier Lefebvre, Marc Dubois, Romain Beauvais, Younes Achaoui, Ros Kiri Ing, Sébastien Guenneau, and Patrick Sebbah, “Experiments on Maxwell’s Fish-eye dynamics in elastic plates”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 024101 (2015).

Marc Dubois, Emmanuel Bossy, Stefan Enoch, Sébastien Guenneau, Patrick Sebbah, “Time Driven super-oscillations with Negative Refraction”,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 013902 (2015).


Bachelard, P. Gaikwad, R. Backov, P. Sebbah, and R. A. L. Vallé, “Disorder as a Playground for the Coexistence of Optical Nonlinear Effects: Competition between Random Lasing and Stimulated Raman Scattering in Complex Porous Materials” ACS Photonics, 1 (11), pp 1206–1211(2014).

Nicolas Bachelard, Sylvain Gigan, Xavier Noblin, Patrick Sebbah “Adaptive pumping for spectral control of random lasers”, Nature Physics 10, 426–431 (2014).

Cover page: “The Random Laser Tamed” This paper has been highlighted in a News and Views article by S. Rotter “Playing Pinball with light”,
Nature Physics 10, 412–413 (2014).


Andreasen, N. Bachelard, S. B. Bhaktha, H. Cao, P. Sebbah, C. Vanneste, “Partially Pumped Random Lasers”, J. of Modern Phys. B28, 1430001 (2014).

Dubois, M. Farhat, E. Bossy, S. Enoch, S. Guenneau and P. Sebbah, “Flat lens for pulse focusing of elastic waves in thin plates”, Phys. Lett. 103, 071915 (2013).


Shivakiran Bhaktha B.N., Xavier Noblin, N. Bachelard and Patrick Sebbah “Optofluidic random laser”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 151101 (2012)

This paper has been selected as an update in Physics Today (October 11, 2012): An optofluidic random laser” by Richard Fitzgerald, Phys. Today 65, 12, 22 (2012)

This paper received a highlight covering in Nature Photonics (January 2013): “Optofluidics Laser in Random form”, by Rachel Won Nicolas Bachelard, Jonathan ndreasen, Sylvain Gigan, Patrick Sebbah, “Taming random lasers through active spatial control of the pump” Phys. Rev. Lett., 109, 033903 (2012).

This paper has been selected as the Focus of Physics (July 20, 2012) : “How to Control a Random Laser” by Frank Smith Laurent Labonté, Christian Vanneste, and Patrick Sebbah, “Localized mode hybridization by fine tuning of 2D random media” Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 1946-1948 (2012).


Jonathan Andreasen, Patrick Sebbah, and Christian Vanneste “Nonlinear effects in random lasers”, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 28, pp 2947-2955 (2011)

Jonathan Andreasen, Patrick Sebbah, and Christian Vanneste “Coherent Instabilities in Random Lasers”, Physical Review A84, 023826 (2011).

Wilfried Blanc, Valérie Mauroy, Luan Nguyen, Shivakiran N. B. Bhaktha, Patrick Sebbah, Bishnu P. Pal, and Bernard Dussardier “Fabrication of Rare Earth-Doped Transparent Glass Ceramic Optical Fibers by Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition”, Am. Ceram. Soc., 94 [8] 2315–2318 (2011) (Rapid Communication).

Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and P. Sebbah “Experimental observation of speckle instability in Kerr random media”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 103903 (2011).


Andreasen, A. A. Asatryan, L. C. Botten, M. A. Byrne, H. Cao, L. Ge, L. Labonté, P. Sebbah, A. D. Stone, H. E. Türeci, and C. Vanneste “Modes of Random Lasers” Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 3 Issue 1, pp.88-127 (2011).


Xeridat, C. Poli, O. Legrand, F. Mortessagne, and P. Sebbah “Quasimodes of a chaotic elastic cavity with increasing local losses” Phys. Rev. E 80, 035201(R) (2009).

C. Vanneste, P. Sebbah “Complexity of 2D quasimodes at the transition from weak scattering to Anderson localization” Phys. Rev. A79, 041802(R) (2009).


KY. Bliokh, Y. P. Bliokh, V. Freilikher, A. Z. Genack, and P. Sebbah “Coupling and Level Repulsion in the Localized Regime: From Isolated to Quasiextended Modes” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 133901 (2008).


Laurent, O. Legrand, P. Sebbah, C. Vanneste, F. Mortessagne “Localized Modes in a Finite-Size Open Disordered Microwave Cavity” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 253902 (2007).

F. Mortessagne, D. Laurent, O. Legrand, P. Sebbah, C. Vanneste, “Direct observation of Localized Modes in an open Disordered microwave cavity” Acta Physica Polonica, 112, 4 (2007).

Zhang, B. Hu, Y. Lockerman, P. Sebbah and A. Z. Genack, “Observation of singularities in multiply-scattered microwave fields”, Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Vol. 24, Issue 10, pp. A33-A38 (2007).

Sebbah, B. Hu, V. I. Kopp, and A. Z. Genack “Effect of absorption on quasimodes of a random waveguide”, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Vol. 24, Issue 10, pp. A77-A83 (2007).

Zhang, B. Hu, P. Sebbah & A. Z. Genack “Speckle Evolution of Diffusive and Localized Waves” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 063902 (2007).

This paper has been selected for the  31 July 2007 issue in Physics Review focus: “Hidden Wave Behavior Revealed”, article by Mike Wofsey Vanneste, P. Sebbah, and H. Cao “Lasing with resonant feedback in the diffusive regime” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 143902 (2007).


K. Yu. Bliokh,Yu. P. Bliokh,V. Freilikher,A. Z. Genack, B. Hu, and P. Sebbah “Localized modes in open one-dimensional dissipative random systems” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 243904 (2006).

Sebbah, B. Hu, J. M. Klosner, A.Z. Genack “Extended Quasimodes within Nominally Localized Random Waveguides” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 183902 (2006).


Vanneste and P. Sebbah “Localized modes in random arrays of cylinders” Phys. Rev. E. 71, 026612 (2005).


Sebbah and C. Vanneste “Random Laser in the Localized Regime” Phys. Rev. B 66, 144202 (2002).

Sebbah, B. Hu, A.Z. Genack, R. Pnini and B. Shapiro “Spatial field correlation, the building block of mesoscopic fluctuations” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 123901 (2002).
This paper has been selected for the March 25, 2002 issue of the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.


Vanneste and P. Sebbah “Selective excitation of localized modes in active random media” Phys. Rev. Lett.  87, 183903 (2001).

P.Sebbah, P. Sixou, C. Vanneste and H. Guillard “Nonlinear scattering and optical power limitation in direct and inverse polymer dispersed liquid crystal”, Nonlinear Optics, Vol. 27, p. 377-383 (2001).


P. Sebbah, R. Pnini and A.Z. Genack “Field and intensity correlations in random media” Phys. Rev. E 62, 7348 (2000)

Legrand, F. Mortessagne, P. Sebbah and C. Vanneste “A Wave Automaton for Wave Propagation in Inhomogeneous Anisotropic Media” Journal of Computational Physics, 160, 541-563 (2000).

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