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The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) is one of the world’s leading institutes for photonics research based at the University of Southampton. We have a vibrant community of researchers, led by some of the leading figures in the field of photonics. We have contributed significantly to the remarkable growth of the photonics industry, including the optical telecommunication technology that underpins the internet as well as many solutions in medicine, biosciences sensing, security and manufacturing.


Our latest achievements

  • 5 September 2017

    National Fellowship honour for Professor Graham...

    <b>Professor Graham Reed</b>, Deputy Director of the ORC and Professor of Silicon Photonics, has been made a Fellow of the <b>Royal Academy of Engineering</b> in the latest tranche of elections to the Fellowship announced today.

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  • 21 August 2017

    ORC represented at Photonics @ Singapore...

    Earlier this month, over 30 Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) staff joined with our dual centre partner, The Photonics Institute (TPI), Nanyang Technological University, at the largest ever photonics conference to be held in Singapore – the Photonics @ Singapore Mega-conference.

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  • 4 August 2017

    Strength of Physical Sciences and Engineering...

    The University of Southampton has secured its place within the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Framework Agreement for the next three years.

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  • With around 200 publications per year, 25 Invited or Plenary talks, and a spectacular history of innovation, we are highly successful. Academic success is, however, only part of the story. Our mission is to make a positive difference to the world around us, continuing the quest for lateral, non-linear ideas.


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