This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 315744

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The development of tunable high-repetition rate (N)OPAs will be carried out at the Department of Ultrafast Optics and Nanophotonics (DON) of the "Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS)", jointly run by CNRS and the University of Strasbourg. With its two Nobel Prize laureates, ten faculties and more than 43.000 students, CNRS has recently been selected by the French Ministry of Science and Higher Education as one of the three first excellence Universities.

 

IPCMS-DON is one of the main national centers for Femtosecond Laser Science (chair S. Haacke). The research focus is on ultrafast processes in magnetic and semiconducting nanostructures, biomolecules and organic thin films with applications in information technology, light-energy conversion and biomedical sciences. Since 2011, IPCMS-DON runs the excellence cluster UNION, dedicated to Attosecond Science and Plasmonic Device Physics (headed by ERC grantees J.-Y. Bigot & T. Ebbesen). This new facility builds on the already existing state-of-the-art laser systems including conventional 5 kHz 30-fs Ti:Sa amplifiers and several home-built NOPAs.

Role in the project
The role of the CNRS partner is to design, build, and characterize prototypes of OPAs pumped by the fundamental, second or third harmonic of the high-power Yb:fiber lasers, along with assuring technology transfer to APE and AMPLITUDE SYSTEMES. In addition, these new sources will be optimized for spectroscopic applications in the above research fields, thus creating general awareness of possible benefits of these new sources in the scientific community. These two aspects thus fully exploit our know-how in purpose-oriented (N)OPA development:

Expected benefits from the project
Our past and present partnerships with market leaders for ultrafast lasers and instrumentation leads to numerous mutual benefits, in terms of knowledge and know-how transfer in both ways and offers appealing training opportunities for undergraduate engineering students from Strasbourg University (ex. "école Télécom Physique Strasbourg"). As a member of the "Materials Carnot Institute Alsace", IPCMS-DON is dedicated to an improved and sustainable technology transfer into the private sector, ultimately advancing science and related societal issues. Such actions are actively supported by CNRS and Strasbourg University.

 

 

 

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