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International Coherent Amplification Network

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."

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)

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 199 055

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 139 314

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 55 105

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284437

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    16 January 2012

  • End date

    15 July 2013

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 620 097,78

  • EU contribution

    € 500 000

Coordinated by:

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE

France