Corporate members may join SPRC’s Telecom Working Group, which provides companies access to Stanford University’s vigorous, multi-departmental telecom research community.
Research studies include novel materials, device concepts and network configurations for the next generation of telecom technology that will bring high bandwidth connections to every home and desktop.
The ten core faculty members are from the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics and Materials Science and Engineering. Each faculty member leads an independent research effort involving graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists.
Specific areas of materials and device research include novel compound semiconductor materials for efficient long wavelength telecom lasers, high performance waveguide modulators that are compatible with silicon electronics, photonic crystal based tunable filters and lasers, optical MEMS devices, single photon sources and microstructured nonlinear optical materials for efficient wavelength conversion.
Network and subsystems research includes digital signal processing enhanced coherent communications, free-space optical communications, quantum key distribution for secure communications, WDM switching using electro-optic media, optical networks with emphasis on metro and access applications, and passive optical networks designed for graceful evolution to advanced technologies.