Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

Growth of the Photonics market and great potential of Photonics in addressing global challenges creates a huge demand in innovative solutions and qualified experts with multidisciplinary skills in photonics and micro- and nano-technologies able to advance photonic technologies towards applications ranging from spectroscopy to LIDARs. EID MOCCA address challenges in huge demand of qualified experts by providing for 4 early-stage researchers (ESRs) a world-class advanced training programme which will bring them to the level of the next generation of leaders in the field of photonics. The TP will be implemented through the unique combination of the “hands-on” research training, non-academic placements and advanced inter/multidisciplinary/inter-sectoral training to attain scientific skills (nonlinear optics and laser physics, micro- and nano-technologies) and transferable skills provided by synergistic merging the expertise of 3 academic, 2 non-academic beneficiaries and 1 non-academic and 2 academic partners from 4 countries. This will equip ESRs with a unique knowledge base and skill set required to address the global challenges such as global warming, improving medical diagnostics and accuracy and precision in metrology and autonomous driving etc. that underpins innovative technological development across the range of photonics-based disciplines: laser physics and engineering, micro- and nano-photonic components and circuits. The unique Research Programme (RP) will address demand in innovative solutions by developing a new generation of the optical frequency comb (OFC) techniques based on expertise world-leading academic (Aston University, UK; Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy; CNRC-C2N, France; RWTH Aachen University, Germany; Univ. Paris Diderot, France) and industrial centres such as (Thales, France; III-V Labs, France; AMO Gmbh, Germany).