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Multi-scale fibre-based optical frequency combs: science, technology and applications

Descrizione del progetto

Rete di formazione sui pettini di frequenza ottica

Un pettine di frequenza ottica è uno strumento estremamente preciso per la misurazione di diverse frequenze di luce. La tecnologia, resa possibile dai recenti progressi nei laser ultraveloci, può misurare con precisione frequenze molto più elevate rispetto a qualsiasi altro strumento. Finanziato dal programma Marie Skłodowska Curie, il progetto MEFISTA formerà sei giovani ricercatori nel settore. I ricercatori condurranno ricerche su nuove tecniche per la generazione di forme d’onda laser specializzate, sorgenti a doppio pettine sintonizzabili nell’infrarosso medio e produzione di laser a fibre a modo bloccato. Particolare attenzione verrà posta sull’uso dei pettini di frequenza nei radar laser/LIDAR in automobili autonome. L’iniziativa promuoverà la collaborazione tra partner accademici e industriali, arricchendo la ricerca e l’innovazione dell’UE nelle tecnologie dei pettini di frequenza ottica.

Obiettivo

The key photonic technology that enables a cluster of applications and so is a driving force for an expanding photonic market in the context of addressing the global challenges is an optical frequency comb (OFC) technology based on mode locked femtosecond lasers (MLFLs). To respond to the huge demand for qualified experts on OFC technologies, we envisaged and are proposing European Training Network (ETN) “Multi-scale fibre-based optical frequency combs: science, technology and applications” (MEFISTA). MEFISTA will provide a world class advanced training programme (TP) to 6 early stage researchers (ESRs) to the level of the next generation of leaders in the fields MLFLs-based OFCs technologies, by exploiting challenging interaction between academy (Aston, UPC, ULille, EPFL and DTU) and industry (NKT and RDM). MEFISTA aims research and training collaborations that will help ESRs to acquire unique knowledge and research skills on OFC technology from the theory to implementation: development of novel mode- locking techniques and speciality fibres and waveguides for MLFLs, mid-infrared (mid-IR) tuneable dual combs sources for molecular fingerprinting, design and characterisation of dual comb MLFLs, and MLFLs manufacturing. A special focus will be the industrial applications related to development and trial tests of MLFLs in the context of autonomous driving (car-object distance ranging, object recognition, moving objects speed tracing: Doppler LIDAR). The TP will be implemented through the unique combination of the “hands-on” research training, non-academic placements and advanced inter/multidisciplinary/inter-sectoral training on nonlinear science, laser physics, fibre optics, and autonomous driving technologies and transferable skills including Research Integrity, Gender Dimension in Research, and Open Science. The TP will be also supported by synergistic merging the expertise of 4 academic, two non-academic beneficiaries and 1 academic partners from 5 countries.

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Coordinatore

ASTON UNIVERSITY
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 606 345,12
Indirizzo
Aston triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Regno Unito

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Regione
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Collegamenti
Altri finanziamenti
€ 0,00

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