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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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Stanford engineers take big step toward using light instead of wires inside computers

courtesy Vuckovic lab
Using a new algorithm, Stanford engineers can design and build a prism-like silicon structure that can bend light at right angles. The goal is to transmit data faster and more efficiently via optical rather than electrical signals.

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Stephen Harris

Electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) is a technique for eliminating the effect of a medium on a propagating beam of electromagnetic radiation.  EIT may also be used to eliminate optical self-focusing and to improve the transmission of laser beams through inhomogeneous refracting gases and metal vapors.  Of particular interest to our group, EIT may also be used to make slow light and long biphotons.

Department: Electrical Engineering

Location: Spilker 204

Fax: (650) 725-4115

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.