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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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BATH
Net EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Participants (11)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 562 553,28
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
London Outer London — West and North West Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 256 320,00
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
MENLO SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Bunsenstrasse 5
82152 Planegg Martinsried
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (5)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

LUCEDA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Noordlaan 21
9200 Dendermonde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Dendermonde
 
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

LIGENTEC SA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
 
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

VLC PHOTONICS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 9B D5 Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Valencia/València Comunitat Valenciana
 
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TOPTICA PHOTONICS AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Lochhamer Schlag 19
82166 Graefelfing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00