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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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Advanced LIGO Engineering Team Receives OSA’s 2016 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award

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Overcoming a daunting list of engineering challenges; LIGO team connected optical, electrical and mechanical elements of advanced interferometry to find engineering success at the limits of human endeavor.

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Faculty Spotlight

Debbie G. Senesky

Debbie G. Senesky is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department.  Her professional interests include the development of micro- and nano-scale materials, sensors and electronics for operation within extreme harsh environments.

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.