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11 January 2022
Hollow-core fibres
The multimillion-pound Airguide Photonics programme, led within the University of Southampton's Zepler Institute, is funding five ambitious research projects that will help unleash the next generation of hollow-core fibre technology.The Airguide Photonics Collaboration Fund is investing in some of the UK's leading fibre optics researchers to make further strides in its research challenge and identify new real-world applications.Currently, the performance of fibre optics technology is limited in many instances due to the fact that the light is confined to a solid glass core, which... Read more
11 January 2022
Dr Ke Li
Dr Ke Li from the Zepler Institute has won the Gold Award and two UoS PhD from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) students have managed to reach Top 10.Huawei has recently organised a competition for PhD students and post docs studying at Universities in Europe, to present their work.A number of PhD students and postdocs from the University of Southampton have responded to the call and the outcome of the competition found Dr Li Ke, Senior Research Fellow at the Zepler Institute with the Gold Award and two PhD students from the Optoelectronics Research Centre amongst the Top 10.Dr Ke... Read more
11 January 2022
Professor Robert Eason
The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), one of the world's leading institutes, can now claim to have the highest number of Optica (formerly OSA) Fellows of all UK Universities.The recent election of Professor Robert Eason to the world's leading global forum for light science and technology, Optica, (formerly OSA), has revealed that the University of Southampton not only is one of the best institutes for photonics research, but also holds the highest number of Fellows in the UK, possibly in Europe as well."The Optoelectronics Research Centre has for many decades led work... Read more
09 June 2021
Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis winner Professor Sir David Payne
One of the world's leading experts in optical fibre technology from the University of Southampton is the eighth recipient of the Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis awarded by the German foundation Berthold Leibinger Stiftung.A jury of renowned international experts and industry leaders has recognised Professor Sir David Payne's work on the erbium-doped fibre amplifier (EDFA), high power fibre lasers, and his pioneering research in fibre optics technology. Originally due in 2020, the award ceremony has been rescheduled to take place on... Read more