First Scientific School and Network Conference,
University of Bath, UK
Microresonator frequency combs: Fundamentals and Applications
Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th April 2020
This event aims to expose Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who have just joined the MICROCOMB Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, and external participants at any stage of their careers, to the field of microresonator frequency combs. A series of lectures by the consortium members and external experts from industry and academia will cover both background knowledge and state of the art in this growing research and innovation area.
The topics and key words for the event include - frequency combs, optical metrology, nonlinear photonics, microresonators, solitons, precision spectroscopy, astrophotonics, optical information processing, RF photonics, materials, fabrication.
Lectures and oral presentations will be organised in 45, 30 and 15 minute slots that will include 3 to 8 minutes for questions and discussions. Poster sessions, coffee breaks and organised meal events will provide further opportunities to consolidate and develop links within the consortium and with external community.
The Roman Baths in the city of Bath
Photo courtesy of IDPS Photography
Registration fee of £985 for the MICROCOMB ITN Early Stage Researchers covers organisational costs, accommodation (including an extra night at the hotel on Saturday 4th April for ESRs who will join us on the hiking trip in Cheddar Gorge and have their accommodation booked already), transport during the conference and meals.
The fee does not include travel costs.
Registration is currently suspended due to the Coronavirus outbreak
We can accommodate only a limited number of talks from external participants. Please email
a title and an abstract of your talk to microcomb @ bath.ac.uk and we email you back our decision and registration link promptly. Registration fee for external participants from academia is £200.
Registration fee of £400 for external participants from industry covers organisational costs and meals and opportunity to exhibit their products (desks, poster stands provided as requested). Email your enquiries to microcomb @ bath.ac.uk
Ingo Breunig (Freiburg, Germany), Frequency conversion in microcavities made of non-centrosymmetric crystals
Pascal Del'Haye (MPL, Germany), Stabilized THz Wave Generation with Soliton Microcombs
Alex Gaeta (Columbia, USA), Microresonator-Based Optical Frequency Combs
Michael Geiselmann (Ligentec, Switzerland)
Patrick Gill (National Physical Laboratory, UK), High accuracy frequency metrology with optical clocks and frequency combs
Ronald Holzwarth (Menlo Systems, Germany), Two decades of frequency combs & Combs for Astronomy
Tobias Kippenberg (EPFL, Switzerland), Chipscale Soliton Microcombs
Christian Koos (Karlsruhe, Germany), Chip-scale frequency comb sources: Device concepts and applications in communications and distance metrology
Francois Leo (Brussels, Belgium), Dissipative structures and frequency comb generation in fibre resonators
Luigi Lugiato (Insubria, Italy), Spontaneous Kerr Solitons in Photonic-Crystal Resonators
Pascual Muñoz (Valencia, Spain), Silicon nitride photonics ecosystem: technologies, challenges and opportunities
Rudolf Neuhaus (Toptica, Germany), Laser technology for the Microcomb community
Scott Papp (NIST, USA), Spontaneous Kerr Solitons in Photonic-Crystal Resonators
Alessia Pasquazi (Sussex, UK), Microcombs Based on Laser Cavity Solitons
Rémi Rivière (Airbus Defence and Space, Germany), Microcombs for spaceborne optical spectroscopy
Paul Seidler (IBM, Switzerland), Integrated nanophotonics with gallium phosphide
Jonathan Silver (NPL, UK), Applications of Kerr interaction between counterpropagating light in a microresonator
Dmitry Skryabin (Bath, UK)
Victor Torres-Company (Chalmers, Sweden), Dark solitons in optical microresonators
Early Stage Researchers
Nicolás Amiune (Universität Freiburg), Generation of frequency combs by cascading second-order nonlinear processes
Ignacio Baldoni (Menlo Systems)
Toby Bi (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)
Mikhail Churaev (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)
Zhiwei Fan (University of Bath)
Halvor Fergestad (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Alberto Nardi (IBM Research, Zurich)
Danila Puzyrev (University of Bath)
Vlad Pankratov (University of Bath)
Will Rowe (University of Bath)
Ma Ruyu (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)
Philipp Trocha (Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie), Laser technology for the Microcomb community
Krishna Twayana (Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB)
Ewoud Vissers (Universiteit Gent)
Louw Roel van der Zon (Universitat Politècnica de Valencia)
The detailed conference schedule will be published in due course. For flight booking purposes, the conference timings are as follows:
Monday 6th April - arrival at the venue 8.45am with talks start at 9.15am - event finishes at 6.30pm (dinner in town at 7pm)
Tuesday 7th April - arrival at the venue 8.45am with talks start at 9.15am - talks finish at 6pm, followed by dinner and poster session from 6pm onwards at the conference venue
Wednesday 8th April - arrival at the venue 9.00am with talks start at 9.30am - talks finish at 3.45pm - Departure
The conference will take place at the University of Bath arts and conference centre:
University of Bath
Contact for further information: Ms. Joanna Łucyszyn - Project Coordinator : firstname.lastname@example.org
The MICROCOMB project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 812818.