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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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Royal Society of Edinburgh Welcomes New Fellows

SPRC Executive Director, Tom Baer, is among outstanding academics, celebrated professionals & royalty to join Scotland’s National Academy.

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Faculty Spotlight

Yoshihisa Yamamoto

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.

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.