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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.




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Faculty Spotlight

Leonid Kazovsky

Leo Kazovsky

Professor Kazovsky’s group performs research on optical networks with emphasis on metro and access applications. Particular areas of interest are passive optical network designs that allow graceful evolution to future use of wavelength division multiplexing, integration of optical networks with wireless networks, interfacing access networks with metro networks, wavelength division multiplexing technologies, packet-switched photonics, and ultra-broadband optical amplifiers.

Research Areas:
Optical telecommunications and network systems

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.