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About SPRC

The Stanford Photonics Research Center builds strategic partnerships between the Stanford University research community and companies employing optics and photonics in their commercial activities. SPRC offers member companies facilitated access to Stanford faculty, students, and researchers via faculty-led Working Groups, SPRC workshops and symposia, research project collaborations and visiting researcher programs.


Featured Event

SPRC 2015 Symposium
Monday, September 14, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, September 16, 2015 (All day)
This year's Symposium will be September 14-16, held in the Li Ka Shing Conference Center.



Stanford engineers take big step toward using light instead of wires inside computers

courtesy Vuckovic lab
Using a new algorithm, Stanford engineers can design and build a prism-like silicon structure that can bend light at right angles. The goal is to transmit data faster and more efficiently via optical rather than electrical signals.


Faculty Spotlight

Chris Contag

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), of Microbiology and Immunology, and, by courtesy, of Radiology
Chris Contag

The Contag lab has developed microscope technology and molecular reagents for the noninvasive assessment of biological processes in vivo, and is applying these tools to the study of cellular and molecular changes associated with mammalian development, disease, and responses to therapy. Their technology allows the study of systems biology by measuring the complex physiologic events that are associated with disease states and normal developmental changes evaluated in the context of the living animals.

Research Areas:  Pediatrics, Neonatology, Microscopy

Department(s): Pediatrics - Neonatology
Location:  Clark Center East Wing, Rm. E150
Mail Code:  5427
Fax:  (650) 498-7723

SPRC is proud to support the National Photonics Initiative. The National Photonics Initiative (NPI) is a collaborative alliance among industry, academia and government seeking to raise awareness of photonics - the application of light - and drive US funding and investment in five key photonics-driven fields critical to US competitiveness and national security: advanced manufacturing, communications and information technology, defense and national security, energy, and health and medicine.