The EMPIR TiFOON (Time and Frequency Over Optical Networks) project held a highly successful stakeholder workshop on 9-10 February 2021. More than 100 participants from a broad range of backgrounds heard an informative series of presentations from experts in industry, academia and research. A discussion session at the end of each day collected feedback and… Read More


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… Read More


TiFOON partners PTB, LPL (Universit√© Paris 13) and LNE-SYRTE have demonstrated more than 5 days of phase-coherent operation of the optical fibre link between Braunschweig and Strasbourg. The architecture, a combination of a Repeater Laser Station and Fibre Brillouin Amplifiers, was analysed over several long segments of continuous operation, covering 65 days of data in… Read More


TiFOON partners AGH and PSNC have studied the performance of optical frequency transfer in duplex unidirectional DWDM networks. This approach to optical frequency transfer uses existing telecommunication infrastructure without the need for modifications to the installed fibre and equipment, making it very cost effective compared to dark fibre or dark channel. The research, published in… Read More