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MICROresonator frequency COMBs: Fundamentals and Applications

The MICROCOMB consortium is made of eleven beneficiaries and five non-beneficiary industrial partners It is financed by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) under the umbrella of the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020. Learn more.

With the European Union H2020 funding, we have established a cross-sectoral training and research programme bringing together leading European academic and industrial centres working in the area of optical frequency combs in microresonators (microcombs). Our planned activities allow to combine and share some of the world-leading experience and expertise in the area of microcombs and train a new generation of scientists in this actively developing area bordering physics and photonic engineering and having pronounced applied and fundamental dimensions.


Europe is facing growing competition with its global rivals in the microcomb area and our project aims to make a lasting impact on the European innovation capacity through expanding the knowledge base, new IP, trained personnel, better-equipped laboratories and future collaborations leading to product development. We work on a number of sub-projects with interdisciplinary importance from the areas of precision frequency metrology, ultrafast data processing, optical to RF signal conversion, astronomical measurements and soliton physics.


Early-stage researchers involved in the network will receive broad and well-balanced training in device characterisation and fabrication, experimental techniques and theory and modelling in best academic, research centres and industrial environments. A programme of secondments and network-wide events will ensure the highest levels of cross-country and academia-industry mobility for our researchers.


Soft-skills training events organised by such industrial consortium members as IBM, Menlo and AIRBUS will provide our researchers with career perspectives beyond their immediate research focus.


Our consortium is open to new academic and industrial collaborations and enquiries should be forwarded to microcomb at


The MICROCOMB project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 812818.

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