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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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New type of retinal prosthesis could better restore sight to blind, study says

BY JONATHAN RABINOVITZ

Using tiny solar-panel-like cells surgically placed underneath the retina, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a system that may someday restore sight to people who have lost vision because of certain types of degenerative eye diseases.

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Faculty Spotlight

David Miller

Professor Miller’s group performs research on the use of optics in switching and interconnection systems as well as exploring the fundamental limits for optics in interconnections. Particular areas of interest are quantum well and nanophotonic optics and optoelectronics. Miller’s group has developed, in collaboration with Harris’s group, new high speed reflective modulators based on Ge quantum wells that are compatible with Si substrates.

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.