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High-Intensity Coherent Nonlinear Optics

Objetivo

Optical laser-based technologies are a key technology of the 21st century. Extension of the range of scientific and commercial laser applications requires a constant expansion of the accessible regimes of laser operation. Concepts from nonlinear optics, driven with ultra-fast lasers provide all means to achieve this goal. However, nonlinear optics typically suffer from low efficiencies, e.g. if high-order processes are involved or if the driving laser pulse intensities must be limited below damage thresholds (e.g. in nonlinear microscopy of living cells, or nonlinear spectroscopy of com-bustion processes). Hence, we require methods to enhance nonlinear optical processes. The field of “coherent control” provides techniques to manipulate laser-matter interactions. The idea is to use appropriately designed light-matter interactions to steer quantum systems towards a desired out-come, e.g. to support nonlinear optical processes.

The goal of HICONO is to combine the concepts of coherent control with high-intensity nonlinear-optical interactions. The particular aim is to enhance the efficiency of nonlinear optical processes and extend the range of high-intensity laser applications. HICONO will develop new coherent con-trol strategies matched to high-intensity nonlinear optics. This will push high-order frequency con-version towards larger output yield, enable novel applications in high-resolution spectroscopy and microscopy, and drive novel technologies for ultra-short pulse generation and characterization. The close cooperation of HICONO with industry partners will lead to commercially relevant devices.

In terms of training, HICONO aims at the development of young researchers with appropriate skills to exploit the concepts of high-intensity laser technologies, laser-based control, and applied nonlinear optics. HICONO provides a unique, very broad and technology-oriented early-stage training program with strong exposure of the fellows to industry environment.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Coordinador

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Dirección
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Alemania

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 498 432,96

Participantes (7)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 273 287,88
Dirección
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 247 872,96
Dirección
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels

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Research Organisations
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 273 287,88
Dirección
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 273 287,88
Dirección
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
Aportación de la UE
€ 260 300,52
Dirección
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AMETEK GMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 249 216,48
Dirección
Rudolf Diesel Strasse 16
40670 Meerbusch

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FASTLITE
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 262 875,60
Dirección
165 Rue Des Cistes Pole Entreprise 95, Batiment D
06600 Antibes

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)