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Applications and Fundamentals of Microresonator Frequency Combs

Objective

The proposed network will establish and support cross-sectorial training and research programme bringing together leading European academic and industrial centers working in the area of optical frequency combs in microresonators (microcombs). The programme will allow to combine and share some of the world leading experience and expertise in the microcombs and train a new generation of scientists in this actively developing area bordering physics and photonic engineering and having pronounced applied and fundamental dimensions. The frequency comb research itself is the Nobel prize winning area (T. Hänsch and J. Hall, 2005), while the microcombs can qualify as an emerging disruptive technology. Europe still lacks a structured and comprehensive training programme in this area, which is proposed by our consortium, while facing a growing competiton with its global rivals. This programme will have a lasting impact increasing European innovation capacity through expanding knowledge base, new IP, trained personnel, better equipped laboratories and future collaborations leading to product development. Our project addresses research and technology problems with interdisciplinary importance from the areas of precision frequency metrology, ultrafast data processing, optical to RF signal conversion, astronomical measurements and soliton physics. Early stage researchers involved into the proposed network will receive broad and well balanced training in device characterisation and fabrication, experimental techniques and theory and modeling in best academic, research center and industrial environments. A programme of secondments and network wide events will ensure highest levels of cross-country and academia-industry mobility for our researchers. Soft-skills training events organised by such industrial consortium members as IBM, Menlo and AIRBUS will provide our researchers with career perspectives beyond their immediate research focus.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BATH
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12

Participants (11)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 562 553,28
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Menlo Systems GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Am Klopferspitz 19
82152 Martinsried
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (5)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUCEDA
Belgium
Address
Noordlaan 21
9200 Dendermonde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIGENTEC SA
Switzerland
Address
Chemin De La Dent D Oche 1B Epfl Innovation Park Batiment L
1024 Ecublens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLC PHOTONICS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 9B Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOPTICA PHOTONICS AG
Germany
Address
Lochhamer Schlag 19
82166 Graefelfing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)