New figures show substantial value of light-based technology 27 June 2017 LONDON – The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the Photonics Leadership Group (PLG) today report that companies manufacturing light-based technology (photonics) in the UK contribute £12.9 billion to the country’s economy. This updated analysis of the UK photonics industry shows a rise of £2.4 […]
Laser World of Photonics and CLEO Europe – let’s meet in Munich for talks, demonstrations and collaborations Our business development and research team will be in Munich this June for Laser World of Photonics and CLEO Europe, where we will be showcasing some of our latest innovations in optical fibres and lasers and discussing opportunities for […]
The Future Photonics Hub awards £250K funding to UK University research projects to boost the development the next-generation of photonics manufacturing processes The Future Photonics Hub has announced funding for four new research projects that seek to develop next-generation photonics technologies with manufacturing and ease of integration at their core. £250K from the Future Photonics […]
Southampton, UK, 28 January, 2017 – The UK’s Optoelectronics Research Centre – one of the leading institutes for photonics research, based at the University of Southampton – will announce several significant breakthroughs at Photonics West 2017, in San Francisco, between 28th January and 2nd February 2017. A range of papers detailing the ORC’s exclusive and […]
University of Southampton researchers will present unique erasable grating technology at the SPIE Photonics West show; companies can gain access via the EPSRC-funded Future Photonics Hub. Erasable grating couplers that can provide more detailed information in automated testing could be set to enable more effective large-scale manufacturing of silicon photonic devices. That’s according to University […]
Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson MP, joined MPs from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Photonics today in a Westminster Hall debate on the UK Photonics Industry. The Photonics Industry is a growth sector in the UK with more than 1,500 companies who employ over 70,000 people with an […]
The prestigious 2017 Debrett’s 500 of the most influential and inspiring people living and working in Britain today features Optoelectronics Research Centre director, Professor Sir David Payne, for the third consecutive year. Sir David features in Debrett’s for the far-reaching impact of his team’s invention, the erbium-doped fibre amplifier – “widely regarded as one of […]
Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has announced six new £10 million research hubs that will explore and improve new manufacturing techniques across fields such as targeted biological medicines, 3D printing, and composite materials. The announcement is welcomed by the Future Photonics Hub, building upon the £20 million invested by the government through the Engineering and Physical Sciences […]
Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), home to the Future Photonics Hub and Plasma App Ltd, have announced their collaboration in a one-year £150k feasibility study exploring novel thin film coating technology and applications. Co-funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), a major focus of the work […]
Silicon photonics adoption in UK industry – impact by collaboration: Enlighten meeting
Silicon Photonics is a rapidly evolving research field that has attracted considerable interest recently from both academia and the semiconductor industry.With the assistance of research funding for photonics technologies under the auspices of the Photonics for Future Systems programme and the Future Photonics Hub, considerable progress has been made in design, characterisation, and manufacture of photonic-electronic integrated circuits (PIC). Many devices and applications could benefit from silicon photonics technology. This one-day conference on Wednesday 11 October focuses on recent developments and new opportunities for UK industry. Of importance to attendees at this event is the adoption of silicon photonics – how can academia assist industry to benefit from silicon photonics in new devices and systems?
Led by a team from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (University of Southampton), this free event features contributions from key research groups around the UK, with the involvement of companies currently adopting silicon photonics technologies. It comprises a programme of invited speakers and a poster session, and will allow time for delegates to network with others and to visit the the Photonex exhibition.
Abstracts are invited for poster presentations which will be peer reviewed and accepted on the basis of technical merit.
For more information and to register, visit the Silicon Photonics in UK industry, Enlighten Conference website
Photonex – visit stand IL01
Photonex is the UK’s largest exhibition of photonics and light technologies. Held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, the event provides users of light technologies the opportunity to meet with suppliers across the spectrum of photonics.
This year, the Optoelectronics Research Centre team will be based in the Innovation Live! area, stand IL01, showcasing our latest research and on hand to discuss potential collaborations and joint projects. They will also be launching the Future Photonics Hub Innovation Fund call for 2017/18. This is the second call from the EPSRC-funded future manufacturing research Hub led by the ORC. Further details will be available from 11 October 2017.