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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

Jelena Vuckovic

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Professor Vuckovic’s group performs experimental and theoretical research in nanoscale and quantum photonics. Particular areas of interest are photonic crystal devices and integration, solid state photonic quantum information technologies, and associated nanofabrication technology. Vuckovic’s group recently developed ultra-fast photonic crystal nanolasers with 100 GHz response, and quantum dot-photonic crystal cavity single photon sources for quantum cryptography. In collaboration with the Miller and Harris groups, Dr. Vuckovic’s group works on silicon-based lasers.

Research Areas:
Photonic crystal-based optical and quantum optical devices and their integration; solid-state photonic quantum information systems; cavity quantum electrodynamics with quantum dots

Department(s): Electrical Engineering
Location:  Ginzton Lab
Mail Code:  4088
Fax:  (650) 723-5320

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.