Porras-Aguilar R.,Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia |
Porras-Aguilar R.,National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics |
Falaggis K.,Warsaw University of Technology |
Ramirez-San-Juan J.C.,National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics |
Ramos-Garcia R.,National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics
Optics Express | Year: 2015
A quantitative phase measuring technique is presented that estimates the object phase from a series of phase shifted interferograms that are obtained in a common-path configuration with unknown phase shifts. The derived random phase shifting algorithm for common-path interferometers is based on the Generalized Phase Contrast theory [Appl. Opt. 40(2),268 (2001)], which accounts for the particular image formation and includes effects that are not present in two-beam interferometry. It is shown experimentally that this technique can be used within common-path configurations employing nonlinear liquid crystal materials as self-induced phase filters for quantitative phase imaging without the need of phase shift calibrations. The advantages of such liquid crystal elements compared to spatial light modulator based solutions are given by the cost-effectiveness, self-alignment, and the generation of diminutive dimensions of the phase filter size, giving unique performance advantages. © 2015 Optical Society of America. Source
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: INCO.2013-2.2 | Award Amount: 961.73K | Year: 2013
Mexico sees the cooperation with Europe as a key element of its strategy to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth. While many initiatives around ST&I are already underway, the international cooperation with Europe offers the opportunity to share relevant experiences, mechanisms, tools, and networks that can accelerate the process of further positioning Mexico in this space. The project European Union Mexico Bilateral Innovation Initiative (EU-MEX INNOVA) seeks to strengthen and enhance the ST&I cooperation work between the European Union (EU) and Mexico in order to consolidate their strategic partnership through the impulse of the institutional dialogue, the major involvement of the stakeholders in charge of decision making and the promotion of the participation of the relevant actors for international cooperation between both sides framed under the Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation. EU-MEX INNOVA will contribute to the H2020 objectives and will set up a sustainable, knowledge-based bilateral dialogue between the ST&I key players and stakeholders to do more in a more coordinated and unified way to achieve greater scale and impact; taking into account societal challenges and industrial technologies; and positioning innovation as a key driver to encourage international cooperation. The project will work on common thematic priorities identified to deliver concrete research and innovation (R&I) outcomes for the benefit of the society and generating added-value. The objectives of the project consider among others: to foster the formation of public-private partnerships to develop R&I projects; propose joint mechanisms and promote the use of the EU and Mexican instruments, as effective tools to develop cooperation; and to consolidate the ST&I collaborative work of the EU and Mexican communities.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: AAT.2008.7.0.6. | Award Amount: 333.07K | Year: 2009
CoopAIR is an ambitious and innovative action supporting Latin American (LA) cooperation. It aims at deepening strategic RTD cooperation between Europe and LA by building, starting from what already exist a multinational and multistakeholder community that will involve a significant representation of the relevant RTD European and LA actors (researchers, companies, policy makers, users) and by identifying common needs, research issues and opportunities for cooperative RTD. The project will: 1. Build the observation, analysis and forecasting capacity required to identify key R&D issues on which to focus EU-LA cooperation, and key actors that will be involved in EU-LA collaboration in the field. 2. Analyze the barriers and troubles found by the potential LA partners when trying to participate at EU R&D programmes, as well as the difficulties encountered while taking part at any project. 3. Considering the findings on what are the main obstacles, establish effective mechanisms to enhance the participation of the LA partners. 4. Guarantying that information on European R&D is promoted to a large number of research, policy and practice actors in LA, therefore also facilitating dialogue among them. 5. Organize several conferences and divers workshops in LA and Europe and a final Conference in EU to bolster networking opportunities. CoopAIR will build on two EU supported successful support and networking projects targeted to LA (ABEST, UEMEXCyT, whose coordinators are part of the CoopAIR consortium). CoopAIR will also coordinate its activities with the FP6 project B.BICE and the INCONET-EULARINET.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: INCO-2009-4.1 | Award Amount: 2.33M | Year: 2010
INCONTACT-one world aims at stimulating closer cooperation among INCO NCPs. Within the framework of this closer cooperation, INCO NCPs/NIPs will work together to effect a substantial improvement in the overall quality of NCP services in the field of International Cooperation. The positive effect of these efforts will not be limited to the NCP network alone but the international research community will ultimately benefit from the heightened level of service offered by the network. In this direction INCONTACT-one world is suggesting practical tools to achieve objectives: - Annual INCO NCP conferences giving the opportunity for personal communication, NCP training, discussion of global science policy issues, and presentation of research capacities from ICPC countries. -INCO-Wiki, the Online Encyclopaedia on International Cooperation will move to a step further offering more complete practical information to the INCO NCPs/NIPs, aiming to become a live tool for the transfer of knowledge and best practices on International Cooperation. It will also act as a tool for publishing information and as a discussion platform. -Special trainings for the professional development of the NCPs will be offered. -A two-way communication channel with all the thematic NCPs will be set for facilitating the information flow on specific aspects of International Cooperation. -Free communication and networking tools will be studied and suggested for use. -A global dialogue on Science policy will be initiated aiming to provide sound proposals to the EC. -Local FP7 information events will be organised around the globe aiming to increase awareness on FP opportunities. -An NCP support mechanism will be established to provide initial support to newly assigned INCO NCPs. It is underlined that INCONTACT-one world, above everything else, is aiming to serve all the INCO NCPs and all are encouraged to participate in the project activities, meetings and discussions
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: ENV.2013.6.5-4 | Award Amount: 1.13M | Year: 2013
Bi-regional cooperation between the EU, its Member States and Latin America has focussed on the environment since the 1st EU-LAC Summit in Rio de Janeiro and the creation of the Strategic Partnership in 1999. Within political dialogue and the subsequent EU-LAC summits, the environment has always been a priority, focusing on climate change, sustainability, biodiversity, natural resources and hazards. At the technical level, numerous projects and initiatives have been implemented with EU and Latin American funding focussing on climate change mitigation, loss of biodiversity, natural hazards, desertification, sustainable management of raw materials, and water and waste management, amongst many others. These projects are complemented with development and cooperation projects funded by the EU, as well as research and development projects funded under bilateral EU-LAC schemes or regional environmental initiatives. However, this results in a wide array of initiatives and projects oriented towards scientific development of specific topics or isolated small scale development projects. This approach misses the opportunity to create a structured exchange that goes beyond purely content issues and which could create a strategic input to the political dialogue. The ENSOCIO-LA project aims at establishing sustainable and integrated research and innovation cooperation between the EU and Latin American in the environment field, concretely in climate change, resource efficiency and raw materials, as well as at improving dissemination and the exploitation of research results in this area by different user groups. This will be achieved through networking and twinning of existing multilateral and bilateral projects funded by different sources, through the development of efficient interaction schemes between science, industry and users and the joint elaboration of future research priorities and joint activities.