Fibre Optic nonlinear TEchnologies [FONTE]

– a European Industrial  Doctorate [EID]


Our Project

Research in the FONTE project focuses on the development of disruptive nonlinear techniques and approaches to fibre-optic communications beyond the limits of current technology. The project will make important innovative steps in development of the technique of the nonlinear Fourier transform (NFT) and its implementation in the practical communication systems.

Our Partners

The FONTE consortium unites five world leading groups working in Fibre-optic communication systems, which have already made important contributions to this booming field: the four high profile academic groups of Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies at Aston University (UK), Technical University of Denmark (Denmark), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and Télécom ParisTech (France), alongside the industrial partner Nokia Bell Labs (Germany).

Our ESRs

FONTE is recruiting!

We are still looking to recruit 1 Early Stage Researcher at Aston University, UK. For more information contact the FONTE coordinator Sergei K Turitsyn ( The current deadline of application is 15 March ’19. After that please email Sergei K Turitsyn directly.


· 1st Year Workshop
1/7/19; NBL Stuttgart/Germany

·  Machine Learning for Optical
@ ICTON2019;
9-13/07/19; Angers/France

· Machine Learning in Photonics’
@ Photonica2019;
26-27/8/19; Belgrade/Serbia

·  Mid-Term Check  (mandatory);
27/9/2019; Dublin/Ireland

This project  has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation

programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 766115

Website created by C. Doering-Saad (2018)