We will assemble a fantastic programme of speakers who will consider the many ways supercontinuum generation do play an essential role in physics and photonics. Courses will be given in english and will be organized in the framework of the work packages WP1 and WP4 “Fibre modelling and SC experimental characterization” of the European ITN project.

Ph.D Students will be trained in the use of advanced numerical simulation software for the design of photonic crystal fibers and the study of supercontinuum genetarion in optical fibers. The participants will acquire knowledge in nonlinear fiber optics, numerical methods, emphasizing both the underlying mathematics, algorithmic issues encountered in their implementation, and their performance in solving important photonics problems. The methods are: Frequency-domain methods: The finite-difference method for straight waveguides; Time-domain methods: The finite-difference time-domain method for modelling advanced photonics components. Nonlinear propagation: The split-step Fourier method. The ESRs will face real-world requirements of engineering design criteria to specific applications of their respective projects in that the numerical simulations are to be followed by characterization of experimental supercontinuum sources.

Here is the preliminary list of confirmed speakers :

Pr. Morten Bache (Technical University of Danemark, DTU),

Pr. Goery Genty (Tampere University of Technology, TUT)

Pr Philippe Leproux (Institut Xlim, CNRS, Université de Limoges, France)

Dr Mariusz Klimczak (Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, ITME)

Pr. Katia Gallo (KTH, Royal institute of Technology, Sweden)

Pr. John M. Dudley (FEMTO-ST institute, CNRS, Université de Franche-Comté, France)

Dr. Bettina Heise (Research Center for Non Destructive Testing GmbH, Austria)

Dr. Thibaut Sylvestre (FEMTO-ST institute, CNRS, Université de Franche-Comté, France)

Pr. Christophe Finot (ICB institute, CNRS, Université de Bourgogne, France)

Pr. Johann Troles (Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, CNRS, Université de Rennes 1, France)

The full program will be published soon !