The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) will be showcasing its capabilities in silicon photonics, speciality optical fibres and advanced materials, and will be running two demonstrations: a multipurpose highly portable medical test which can diagnose multiple conditions, and high durability non-toxic chalcogenide glasses from the visible to the thermal infrared LWIR band.
The ORC will also be supporting the Photonex Enlighten Conference, which features application and technology advances, innovations and emerging technologies. The University of Southampton’s cornerstone project, ‘UK silicon photonics fabrication capability’, will be part of the Wednesday programme.
Also on Wednesday, The Future Photonics Hub will present a Q& A session discussing the launch of its Innovation Fund. This annual call from the EPSRC future manufacturing research hub in photonics, led by the ORC, invites proposals from RCUK-eligible research groups and individuals to carry out short-term projects that bring additional value to the programme and support its objectives to develop next-generation photonics manufacturing processes.