Simon Thibault

Position : Professor, Université Laval
Phone : 418 656-2131, ext. 12766
Fax : 418 656-2623
E-mail :
Web site :

Professional affiliations :

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics, Université Laval
Chairholder, NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Optical Design

Projects in progress :

  • Imaging system design with spatio-temporal variable resolution
  • Optical metrology of high resolution panoramic lenses
  • Calibration of high resolution digital cameras
  • Study and modeling of LED degradation
  • Life prolonging strategies for exterior LED lighting

Interests :

  • Optical design (engineering, aberration theory, optomechanics)
  • Optical metrology (interferometric, CGH, aspherical)
  • Adaptive optics (simulation, deformable mirrors)
  • Extreme environment optics (design, metrology, cryogenic, space)
  • Long lasting exterior lighting (LEDs, aging models, standards, thermal management)

Research team :

Research Scientists
Denis Brousseau

PhD Students
Daniel Bouffard-Landry
Alex Côté
Xavier Dallaire
Denis Panneton (co-supervised by Michel Piché-COPL)
Madison Rilling

Master's Students
Renaud Lussier (co-supervised by Anna Ritcey-COPL)
Charles Pichette (co-supervised by Yves Bérubé-Lauzière-COPL)

Hugues Auger




Centre d'optique, photonique et laser
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Université Laval, Québec, Canada, G1V 0A6
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