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Project Overview

Optical fibres supporting propagation of light in so-called higher order modes (HOMs) have gained major research interest in the last years. However, there are still quite a few obstacles to overcome before HOM fibres can be used for major commercial applications.

In the HOMTech doctoral network, seven leading European universities, within the field of HOM fibres and their applications, join forces with one research institution and three European industrial partners and two world leading industrial research labs in the USA and Japan with the aim to significantly progress the field of HOM fibres and their applications. Five European countries are represented. Ten doctoral candidates (DC) will work in the network.

HOMTech aims at bringing European industry and academy in the forefront of HOM fibres and their application.


WP 1: Communication (lead: TU/e)

WP 2: Mode properties (lead: CHALMERS)

WP 3: Sensing (lead: UNIPD)

WP 4: Training (lead: UNIVAQ)

WP 5: Coordination and project management (lead: DTU)

WP 6: Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication (lead: KTH)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 101072409.