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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.

Our lecturers

Ingo Breunig (Freiburg, DE), Frequency conversion in microcavities made of non-centrosymmetric crystals

Pascal Del'Haye (Erlangen, DE), Stabilized THz Wave Generation with Soliton Microcombs

Tobias Kippenberg (Laussanne, CH)

Christian Koos (Karlsruhe, DE)

Bart Kuyken (Ghent, BE)

Pascual Muñoz (Valencia, ES)

Nathalie Piqué (Garching, DE)

Victor Torres-Company (Chalmers, Sweden), Dark solitons in optical microresonators

Michael Geiselmann (Ligentec, Switzerland)

Patrick Gill (National Physical Laboratory, UK)

Ronald Holzwarth (Menlo Systems, DE), Two decades of frequency combs Combs for Astronomy

Rudolf Neuhaus (Toptica, DE), Laser technology for the Microcomb community

Rémi Rivière (Airbus Defence and Space, DE), Microcombs for spaceborne optical spectroscopy

Paul Seidler (IBM, Switzerland), Integrated nanophotonics with gallium phosphide

Luigi Lugiato (Insubria, IT)

Alex Gaeta (Columbia, USA)

Alessia Pasquazi (Sussex, UK)

Scott Papp (NIST, USA), Spontaneous Kerr Solitons in Photonic-Crystal Resonators

Francois Leo (Brussels, BE)

Jonathan Silver (London, UK)

Dmitry Skryabin (Bath, UK)


Early Stage Researchers

Nicolás Amiune (University of Freiburg), Generation of frequency combs by cascading second-order nonlinear processes

Ignacio Baldoni  (Menlo Systems)

Toby Bi (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light)

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 Institute for Quantum Optics)

Connor Skehan (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Philipp Trocha (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Laser technology for the Microcomb community

Krishna Twayana (Chalmers University of Technology)

Ewoud Vissers (Ghent University)

Louw Roel van der Zon (Polytechnic University of Valencia)


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 

The conference will take place at the University of Bath arts and conference centre:


The Edge
University of Bath
Claverton Down
United Kingdom



Contact for further information: Ms. Joanna Łucyszyn - Project Coordinator : microcomb@bath.ac.uk


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