Opendata, web and dolomites


Nonlinear optical coatings at high intensities

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "NICOS" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
postcode: 80539
website: n.a.

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 171˙460 €
 EC max contribution 171˙460 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-CAR
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-10-01   to  2017-09-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 


 Project objective

Optical interference coatings have become a key enabling technology for many laser systems. Modern oscillators and amplifiers are capable of generating ultrashort pulses with energies of several tens of µJ at repetition rates of more than 10 MHz, resulting in several hundreds of watts of average output power. Under the illumination of optical coatings by such intense optical fields, the nonlinear effects manifest themselves. These effects can be exploited for development of novel types of nonlinear optical (NLO) laser components: dielectric multilayer coatings with specified nonlinear properties. In order to use the potential of dielectric coatings as NLO devices, the nonlinear behaviour of dielectric multilayers at intensities which are, from one side, high enough to activate nonlinearities and lower, from other side, than laser damage threshold, has to be carefully explored. As structures of films differ from the ones of bulk materials, then characterization of nonlinear effects in dielectric coatings is to be carried out and numerical values of coatings’ nonlinear parameters are be estimated.

NICOS project is aimed at accurate and reliable characterization of nonlinear effects in dielectric coatings and development of new types of NLO dielectric multilayers for laser applications. In order to resolve project tasks, a combination of four main elements is required: (1) laser systems to generate high intensity pulses inducing nonlinear effects in multilayers, (2) deposition plants to produce the coatings, (3) measurement tools to characterize the effects and (4) background in modelling and optical technology. Unique research facilities of the Host Institution together with Applicant’s expertise in optical coatings provide a basis for successful implementation of the project. The results of NICOS will be a valuable contribution to nonlinear optics, laser physics and thin film technology. NICOS will assist in pushing frontiers in promising laser components.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Tatiana Amotchkina, Hanieh Fattahi, Yurij. A. Pervak, Michael Trubetskov, Vladimir Pervak
Broadband beamsplitter for high intensity laser applications in the infra-red spectral range
published pages: 16752, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/oe.24.016752
Optics Express 24/15 2019-06-13
2017 Tatiana Amotchkina, Michael Trubetskov, Florian Habel, Yurij. Pervak, Jinwei Zhang, KaFai Mak, Oleg Pronin, Ferenc Krausz, Vladimir Pervak
Synthesis, fabrication and characterization of a highly-dispersive mirrors for the 2 µm spectral range
published pages: 10234, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/oe.25.010234
Optics Express 25/9 2019-06-13
2017 Tatiana Amotchkina, Michael Trubetskov, Vladimir Pervak
Experimental and numerical study of the nonlinear response of optical multilayers
published pages: 12675, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/oe.25.012675
Optics Express 25/11 2019-06-13
2016 Elena Fedulova, Michael Trubetskov, Tatiana Amotchkina, Kilian Fritsch, Peter Baum, Oleg Pronin, Vladimir Pervak
Kerr effect in multilayer dielectric coatings
published pages: 21802, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/oe.24.021802
Optics Express 24/19 2019-06-13

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "NICOS" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "NICOS" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.3.2.)

PNAIC (2018)

Positive and Negative Asymmetry in Intergroup Contact: Its Impact on Linguistic Forms of Communication and Physiological Responses

Read More  

UMMs (2019)

Unifying Monitoring Models of Verbal Monitoring.

Read More  


A multilinear approach to the restriction problem with applications to geometric measure theory, the Schrödinger equation and inverse problems

Read More