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NanoCrystals in Fibre Lasers

Project description

Nanocrystals could extend fibre laser wavelength coverage

The fibre laser is a compact, energy-efficient alternative to the standard solid-state laser. It has set a strong track record for high-power, high-quality laser beams. Most fibre lasers are fabricated from durable silica glass. Their operation could be extended to other spectral regions by doping them with nanocrystals optimised for particular wavelengths. The EU-funded NCLas project plans to develop a disruptive technology for synthesising glasses containing functional nanocrystals. The technology will be based on a novel hybrid sintering process that allows incorporating a large variety of nanocrystals and functionalising glasses in different formats for various applications. To match the refractive indices of nanocrystals and glass, researchers will use lower than usual temperatures, develop specialised nanocrystal core-shell structures and adjust glass composition.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Coordinator

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V.
Address
Albert Einstein Strasse 9
07745 Jena
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 909 750

Participants (5)

UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 579 020
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 281 005
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 551 976,25
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LASOS LASERTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 219 375
Address
Franz-loewen-str. 2
07745 Jena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)