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26 September 2018
Cross sectional photograph of a Nested Antiresonant Nodeless hollow-core Fibre (NANF) showing a mode being guided in the fibre.
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The University of Southampton’s world-leading Optoelectronic Research Centre (ORC) is to announce a significant breakthrough in Hollow-Core Fibre (HCF) technology at ECOC2018 in Rome, Italy, this week.Hollow-core fibres are optical fibres where the conventional glass in the core is replaced by a gas or vacuum. These fibres, with a ’holey’ centre, have... Read more
21 August 2018
Dr Benn Thomsen, Microsoft Research
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The Future Photonics Hub Industry Day, taking place on 20 September 2018 at the University of Southampton, aims to unite the UK’s excellent science base with companies, R&D organisations and funding agencies; and showcase the latest research in new, practical and commercial photonics manufacturing technologies.Set to be a stimulating event, the Industry Day will... Read more
08 June 2018
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• Read the research paper in Nature Communications
A team from the University of Southampton has invented a new way for designing electronic systems that incorporates the best from both analogue and digital paradigms.The approach combines the computational power of analogue with the energy benefits of digital technologies. This new model alters the current way of thinking and is destined to shape the next generation of electronics.The study, titled ‘Seamlessly fused digital-analogue reconfigurable computing using memristors’, was... Read more
16 May 2018
UK Photonics: The Hidden Economic Engine
UK photonics manufacturing remains a largely hidden industry despite contributing £12.9bn per year to the economy and underpinning most of the products and services that we all use on a daily basis, a report released today remarks.The report entitled “UK Photonics: The Hidden Economic Engine” was released by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), the Future Photonics Hub and the Photonics Leadership Group (PLG) today, expanding on figures reported in 2017.Technologies based on generating, manipulating and detecting light, known as photonics, are vital to a... Read more