Postdoctoral fellow

Nicolas Couture





Nick joined NRC as a research associate in the fall of 2023. He attended the University of Ottawa where he earned his Honours BSc (co-op) in 2018 and his PhD in 2023, both in physics. In this time, his research mainly focused on the development of fiber-based solutions to address shortcomings in time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy systems. This included expanding the THz bandwidth, lowering the overall cost of the system, and increasing the acquisition speed.

In his spare time, Nick likes to play hockey and golf and is a member of far too many fantasy sports leagues.


  1. Nicolas Couture, Jakob Schlosser, Akif Ahmed, Mamoun Wahbeh, Garland Best, Angela Gamouras, Jean-Michel Ménard “Compact, low-cost, and broadband terahertz time-domain spectrometer,” Applied Optics 62, 4097-4101 (2023).
  2. Nicolas Couture, Wei Cui, Markus Lippl, Rachel Ostic, Défi Junior Jubgang Fandio, Eeswar Kumar Yalavarthi, Aswin Vishnuradhan, Angela Gamouras, Nicolas Y Joly, Jean-Michel Ménard “Single-pulse terahertz spectroscopy monitoring sub-millisecond time dynamics at a rate of 50 kHz,” Nature Communications 14, 2595 (2023).
  3. Nicolas Couture, Rachel Ostic, P Harshavardhan Reddy, Ajoy K Kar, Mukul Chandra Paul, Jean-Michel Ménard “Polarization-resolved supercontinuum generated in a germania-doped photonic crystal fiber,” Journal of Physics: Photonics 3, 025002 (2021).
  4. Alexei Halpin, Nicolas Couture, Jean-Michel Ménard “Optical pulse structuring in gas-filled hollow-core kagomé PCF for generation and detection of phase-locked multi-THz pulses,” Optical Materials Express 9, 3115-3122 (2019).
  5. Wei Cui, Aidan W Schiff-Kearn, Emily Zhang, Nicolas Couture, Francesco Tani, David Novoa, Philip St J Russell, Jean-Michel Ménard “Broadband and tunable time-resolved THz system using argon-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fiber,” APL Photonics 3, 11 (2018).