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MIcrowave and TErahertz PHOtonics

Objective

MITEPHO (MIcrowave and TErahertz PHOtonics) is an Initial Training Network that seeks to investigate and optimize photonic sources for CW signal generation at Microwave and Terahertz frequencies. The main objective is to integrate these two disciplines, usually addressed separately, through the development of techniques based on the photonic oscillator concept, a rather new technique for generating low-phase noise signals at the targeted frequency ranges. This approach uses two optical frequencies from a dual-mode laser source which are down-converted in a photomixer generating a beat tone with a frequency given by the difference between the two optical signals. These research objectives belong to an innovative multidisciplinary field that combines different technologies. MITEPHO takes advantage of the different core expertise of partners in W and THz fields from device design to signal generation to integrate those techniques in a common environment to exploit intrinsic synergies. The researchers trained within MITEPHO will be involved in this multidisciplinary environment, where radiofrequency techniques meet photonics, and where research activities combine device design, fabrication and characterization, to the development of applications - all within a consortium formed by academia, research labs, a leading company in the field (Thales, FR), and the participation of several companies as Associated Partners. MITEPHO has set-up a sophisticated and well coordinated training programme in Microwave and Terahertz Photonics at the European level. The programme training activities include on-site courses, joint laboratory training platforms, common training courses at summer schools as well as short courses. As the cooperation between academia and industry is a MITEPHO priority, Thales and associated partners (Companies & Technological Center) will actively participate in the training activities to give the students a complete view of industry environment and needs.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 510 423,74
Administrative Contact
Regina García Beato (Dr.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 409 030,98
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Kramm (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 407 319,91
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tim Scholze
University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 447 027,16
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE SAVOIE MONT BLANC
France
EU contribution
€ 236 885,68
Address
Rue Marcoz 27 Domaine Universitaire
73011 Chambery
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Louis Coutaz (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 428 220,38
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gilles Pulvermuller (Mr.)
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 329 120,69
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Prevotat (Mr.)
VALSTYBINIS MOKSLINIU TYRIMU INSTITUTAS FIZINIU IR TECHNOLOGIJOS MOKSLU CENTRAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 330 727,71
Address
Savanoriu 231
02300 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gintaras Valusis (Dr.)