About the Research Program

CLONETS-DS: CLOck NETwork Services - Design Study

This EU Horizon 2020 project comprises of 18 partners from 8 countries. After its successful precursor CLONETS ( this project aims at establishing a pan-European time and frequency network and reference system to serve the European science community. Ultrastable time and frequency signals will be disseminated via optical fiber networks across many European countries.

The Design Study consists of several work packages, with Menlo Systems as the leader of the work package geared towards elaborating and understanding the needs of various scientific communities that will benefit from such a network, including optical clocks, geodesy, telecommunications, fundamental science, and many others.

Menlo Systems has been part of some of the groundbreaking experiments in time and frequency networks over the last two decades, and our optical frequency combs and ultrastable lasers play a large role in the dissemination of time and frequency signals between remote locations, even spanning multiple countries.

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We gratefully acknowledge funding by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 951886 (CLONETS-DS).