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.
Professor Palanker’s group studies interactions of electric field with biological cells and tissues in a broad range of frequencies – from quasi-static to optical, and develops their medical (primarily ophthalmic) applications. In the field of laser-tissue interactions it includes: cellular response to hyperthermia; dynamics of photocoagulation; explosive vaporization and cavitation; multi-photon ionization.
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.