This IRN FIR-LAB ("Bright Far-infrared Optoelectronic Sources applied to Field-matter Interaction Studies, Life Sciences, and Environmental Monitoring"), we will address these new academic THz research topics, with a special focus on the development and use of bright1 sources. Bright sources are definitively requested to perform high power experiments in view of detecting or beneficing of nonlinear effects, and besides they greatly facilitate the observation of tiny effects. These bright sources include large instruments like synchrotrons and free electron lasers (FEL), and also tabletop systems based on amplified femtosecond laser systems. High power electronics are also able to reach an adequate level of maturity for a practical use, often in addition with bright optoelectronic sources.
This IRN FIR-LAB links the Russian network on terahertz photonics and optoelectronics and the French network on Terahertz and mid-infrared (GDR3703 - Nanodispositifs pour le TeraHertz et moyen infrarouge (NanoTeraMIR).
The IRN’s missions are in particular to :
coordinate the organisation of conferences, lectures, seminars, symposiums, study days, theme-based workshops or any other type of meeting dealing with the scientific theme . For the record, such meetings are organised at the sole responsibility of the Party taking the initiative ;
facilitate and encourage exchange of information and documentation on the scientific theme ;
identify common research projects relating to the scientific theme ;
coordinate replies to invitations to tender for supporting research and technological development, particularly H2020 invitations to tender ;
encourage permanent training initiatives and promote pedagogical operations.