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22 September 2017
Southampton's expertise in photonics is highlighted in the Innovation South audit
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• The SIA report from Innovation South can be downloaded online
A new government-sponsored Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) has revealed that the South of England – Innovation South - is the backbone of the UK’s digital economy with the University of Southampton at the heart of the initiatives highlighted by the report,...
22 September 2017
Cornerstone logo
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• Design guidelines for the fourth fabrication call - September 2017
• Quick reference design guidelines for the fourth fabrication call - September 2017
As part of the EPSRC-funded CORNERSTONE project, research institutions are invited to submit mask designs to the forthcoming Silicon Photonics Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) run. This service is offered free of charge to UK...
05 September 2017
Professor Graham Reed
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• Professor Graham Reed
• Silicon Photonics Group
• The Royal Academy of Engineering
Professor Graham Reed, Deputy Director of the ORC and Professor of Silicon Photonics, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the latest tranche of elections to the Fellowship announced today.The Royal Academy of Engineering is the national academy...
21 August 2017
The ORC team at the Photonics @ Singapore Mega-conference.
Earlier this month, over 30 Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) staff joined with our dual centre partner, The Photonics Institute (TPI), Nanyang Technological University, at the largest ever photonics conference to be held in Singapore – the Photonics @ Singapore Mega-conference.Combining three conferences in one: the 12th Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (CLEO PR); the 22nd OptoElectronics and Communications Conference...
19 July 2017
The smart factory. The fourth industrial revolution. The industrial internet. Whatever you prefer to call it, Industry 4.0 is becoming one of the defining themes of the current era, promising the combination of connectivity, flexibility, artificial intelligence and speed required to deliver next-level industrial productivity.So where does photonics fit in? Perhaps it would be easier to ask where doesn’t photonics fit in. From high-speed optical data links to the versatility of laser materials processing, and the feedback and...
13 July 2017
The Silicon Photonics Group fabricates its devices in the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre, one of the premiere cleanrooms in Europe.
The University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre is entering into a ‘Prosperity Partnership’ with Rockley Photonics as part of a £4.8m scheme to advance silicon photonics technology.Over five years, the University’s Silicon Photonics Group will receive £2.7m from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), working with Rockley...