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International Coherent Amplification Network

Objective

"We are aiming at studying a novel laser concept for High Energy Particle acceleration, known as CAN for Coherent Amplification Network
that would guarantee high peak power and high average powers while exhibiting high efficiency, >30%. The approach is based on fibre
amplification.
The proposed technical evaluation will be performed by combining the expertise, know-how, and knowledge of a team of world leading
experts coming from different horizons of optical science, technology and industry, including femtosecond fibre optics, instrumental optics,
astronomy, manufacturing, and marketing. Although our primary target application will be particle acceleration for high-energy physics, our
approach will have direct bearing on other fields. It will be done through conferences, workshops and meetings among the participants.
Alongside those events mixing the laser and high energy physics communities, the ICAN project aims to identify and approach the Funding
Agencies that may contribute to the construction of an infrastructure based on the ICAN concept.
The final outcome of the study will include an implementation plan and a road map pointing out the most significant technical roadblocks,
proposed solutions, manufacturing methods, and lobbying strategies to increase international membership, awareness, market study and
business plan."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particle physics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/fibre optics
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE
Address
Route De Saclay
91128 Palaiseau Cedex
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 106 526
Administrative Contact
Catherine Sarrazin (Ms.)

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 055
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 139 314
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 55 105
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Svetlomir Stavrev (Dr.)