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Microresonator based Frequency Comb Generators

Microresonator based Frequency Comb Generators

Objective

Optical frequency combs have revolutionized optical frequency metrology in just a few years. They have made it possible to directly count light field oscillations of several 100 million cycles per second. Traditionally they have been created with mode locked ultra short pulse lasers. In this project we propose to investigate frequency comb generation based on monolithic micro resonators. As recently demonstarted by the consortium they can create combs with a conveniently high mode spacing suitlable for many different applications. The scientific objective of the collaboration is to develop micro resonators based frequency combs using silica on chip micro resonators and crystalline micro resonators and test them in two applications, as a reference oscillator and as a calibration tool for spectrographs. The partners are the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Menlo Systems GmbH in Germany.
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Coordinator

Menlo Systems GmbH

Address

Am Klopferspitz 19
82152 Martinsried

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 892 101

Administrative Contact

Ronald Holzwarth (Dr.)

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ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 844 649

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 251680

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2010

  • End date

    31 May 2014

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 736 750

  • EU contribution

    € 1 736 750

Coordinated by:

Menlo Systems GmbH

Germany