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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.

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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.

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Faculty Spotlight

Yoshihisa Yamamoto

Professor of Electrical Engineering and of Applied Physics

Professor Yamamoto’s group performs research on fundamental optoelectronic physics, structures, and devices. Particular areas of interest are quantum optics, semiconductor mesoscopic physics,  nuclear and electron spin resonance, with emphasis on quantum information system applications. Yamamoto’s group conducts research on the theoretical and experimental aspects of single-photon, entanglement-based and differential-phase-shift quantum key distribution for quantum cryptography and studies quantum information processing with photons and spins in solid state materials.

Research Areas:
Fundamental optoelectric physics, structures, and devices, quantum computing, quantum information  

Department(s): Electrical Engineering
Location:  Ginzton Lab
Mail Code:  4088
Phone:  (650) 725-3327
Fax:  (650) 723-5320
Email:  yamamoto@ee.stanford.edu

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.