The TiFOON partners gathered at PTB, Braunschweig, Germany for a final project meeting on 4-5 October 2022. This was the first time the consortium had met in person since the project kick-off meeting in 2019, and 22 attendees from 12 of the 15 partner organisations were present in the room with a further 4 joining… Read More

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

As we are coming to M18 of the TiFOON project we would like to make note of the publications that were made as a result of work in the project. The publications are listed below and the lead authors are all members of the consortium. Combining fiber Brillouin amplification with a repeater laser station for… Read More

Join NPL and BT to learn how time and synchronisation has developed over the past decades and about the fundamentals of traceable time and distribution.   Technical Focus Sessions will be presented on fixed and wireless infrastructure, monitoring, and GNSS derived time, to give you a solid foundation of how time is used and distributed… Read More

TiFOON partners PTB, LPL (Université 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

The kick-off meeting for the three-year EMPIR project, Time and Frequency Over Optical Networks (TiFOON), was held at NPL from 24th – 25th June 2019. The consortium consists of 15 partners from 9 European countries (including the UK), ranging from NMIs through academic institutions to network operators and equipment manufacturers. It brings together long-established players… Read More