The TiFOON project is hosting a free two-day workshop Time and Frequency Dissemination over Optical Fibre Networks, examining state of the art and future developments and applications in dissemination of time and frequency over optical fibre networks.

The workshop will take place 9 – 10 February 2021, 09:00-15:00 UTC (10:00-16:00 CET) via Zoom. Attendance on one or both days is welcome.

Please click HERE to register.


Day 1: Tuesday 9 February – 10:00 – 16:00 CET (lunch-break 13:00 – 14:00)

  • Current state of the art in optical fibre time and frequency transfer, Harald Schnatz, PTB
  • REFIMEVE fibre links, Anne Amy-Klein, Laboratoire de Physique des Laser, USPN-CNRS
  • Deploying and operating nation-wide optical fiber links for ultra-stable optical frequency dissemination, Jean Lautier-Gaud, Muquans
  • Application of clock measurements in geodesy, Jürgen Müller, University of Hannover
  • Passive ring laser gyroscopes to access fast variations in Earth rotation parameters, Simon Stellmer, Bonn University
  • Discussion

Day 2: Wednesday 10 February – 10:00 – 15:00 CET (lunch-break 12:30 – 13:30)

  • Time and frequency – Joint presentation by SWITCH and METAS, Konstantinos Chaloulos SWITCH and Dominik Husmann METAS
  • Studies on using optical links and optical clocks in UTC generation, Gérard Petit, BIPM
  • Time and frequency transfer through fibre links for geodesy and radio astronomy, Monia Negusini, INAF
  • Time and frequency in telecommunication: requirements, methods and architecture, Helmut Imlau, Deutsche Telekom
  • Discussion