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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 engagement with Stanford faculty, students, and researchers via faculty-led Working Groups, SPRC workshops and symposia, research project collaborations and visiting researcher programs.

 

Featured Event

Novel Optical & Photonic Materials: Design and Fabrication

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (All day)
We are witnessing an incredible era of exponential growth in applications that require advances in materials technology: from 3D printing, to AR/VR to autonomous cars to 5G to machine learning and artificial intelligence, for example. Revolutionary new products are steadily coming into the marketplace and many more are needed and expected. OPTICS & PHOTONICS materials play a key role in many of these new products.

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Extremely High Intensity Laser Physics (ExHILP)

ExHILP 2019, to be held September 3-6, is hosted by the PULSE Institute at Stanford University and co-sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The conference combines theory, experiment and simulations of laser-matter and laser-vacuum interactions at the highest intensities. This year ExHILP is focusing on Strong Field Quantum Electrodynamics (SFQED) with applications to astrophysics and cosmology, high-luminosity colliders and physics beyond the standard model.

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Faculty Spotlight

Jelena Vuckovic

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.

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.