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Ultrafast dual-comb multidimensional lidar

Objective

Since its inception in 2000, the femtosecond frequency comb has revolutionized the field of optical synthesis and metrology, leading to an expanding range of applications. However, the ideal characteristics of an optical frequency comb are application dependent.

The scientific goal of this project is to realize a distance-resolved laser ranging system by combining frequency comb technology operating at high (> 10 GHz) repetition rates with techniques formerly developed for coherent fiber-optic communications. This original synergy shall provide a laser radar instrument (LIDAR) operating at unprecedented speeds (1 MHz refresh rate), capable to retrieve information from a target in multiple dimensions (amplitude, phase and polarization) simultaneously. These advances represent a three orders-of-magnitude improvement with respect to state-of-the-art LIDAR systems.

This ambitious project shall be developed at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in the group of Prof. Peter A. Andrekson, a world-recognized expert with long tradition in the field of fiber-optic communications and related applications. This project will help to broaden the candidate’s expertise in non-conventional imaging systems and get hands-on training in fiber-optic communication instrumentation. Most importantly, this project offers a unique opportunity for the candidate to dedicate full-time to scientific research for the first time in ten years. The high-quality scientific skills and complementary competences to be acquired within this project will undoubtedly become a leap forward in the candidate’s professional career.
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Coordinator

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Address

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41296 Goeteborg

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 197 811,60

Administrative Contact

Ingrid Collin (Ms.)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 625121

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2014

  • End date

    31 May 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 197 811,60

  • EU contribution

    € 197 811,60

Coordinated by:

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden