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News from the ORC
A new method of single molecule DNA sequencing is being developed by scientists at the University of Southampton with funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council's Strategic Tools and Resources Development Fund..
The mantra is that Britain is second only to the US in the quality of our research, but poor at exploiting it. Our science base is world-class at invention – the conversion of money into ideas – but we are weak at innovation: the transformation of ideas into wealth..
The University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), in collaboration with the Universities of Surrey and Cambridge, is pioneering research that will develop functionality of new materials such as amorphous chalcogenides. These materials bridge the gap between glasses, such as those that form our optical fibre networks..
Researchers at the Optoelectronics Research Centre have developed new nano-structured glass optical elements, which have applications in optical manipulation and will significantly reduce the cost of medical imaging...
ORC pub quiz: ‘Older and Wiser’ romp home to magnificent (2nd place) victory (from our ring-side match correspondent)
The omens were poor and the playing conditions quite uncertain. Although (or maybe because) the team had engaged in a pre-match practice session in the Crown, there was every indication that it would be, once again, a complete and utter farce..
To keep pace with society’s ever increasing data-transmission requirements, a new project funded under the EU 7th Framework Programme is set to develop the next generation internet infrastructure to enhance the capacity of broadband core networks providing increased bandwidth of 100 times current capacity.
The Institute of Physics has awarded ORC graduate, Dr Nikitas Papasimakis, their Quantum Electronics and Photonics PhD Thesis Prize for his Thesis entitled "Trapped-modes, slow light and collective resonances in metamaterials."
First year ORC student, Vassili Savinov, was recently awarded the ORC UK Scholarship Award 2010.
The scholarship, which is awarded annually to our top UK applicant, includes paid tuition fees and a tax free bursary of £18,000.
The OSA student chapter committee was awarded an OSA excellence award at the society’s annual Frontiers in Optics (FiO) meeting for the second year running!
Researchers have developed a new data transmission system that could substantially improve the transmission capacity and energy efficiency of the world’s optical communication networks.
Although very broad span “supercontinuum” laser sources can deliver light across a wide range of visible colours, these sources do not currently extend into the mid-infrared region. There is a rapidly growing need for broad span sources in this mid-IR range for imaging and sensing applications but current technology limits the use of such sources to only a few laboratories. New research at the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) hopes to address this gap.
10 ORC Graduands took to the platform at this year’s Graduation Ceremony, presided by Dame Valerie Strachan in the Turner Sims Concert Hall.
ORC Director, Professor David Payne, gave a talk about the development of the fibre laser at a recent celebration of the 50th anniversary of the laser which was attended by two Nobel prize winners.
Fibre laser pioneer Professor David Payne has been announced as the 2010 winner of the AILU (Association of Laser Users) Award.
A new EU funded research project is set to bring nanoscale manufacturing to the desktop with the development of a 3D laser printer.
A new class of laser capable of producing more than a billion, high-power, ultrashort pulses of light per second with a footprint of just a few square centimetres is set to be developed through a collaborative research project between the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) and St Andrews University.
Westminster unveil Britain’s future photonics researchers
Three of Britain’s future photonics researchers have been given the opportunity to promote their research to members of parliament at the SET for Britain event at the House of Commons on 8th March. more»
Professor Eason wins over EPSRC ‘Dragons’
Professor Rob Eason won over the EPSRC ‘dragons’ at a recent ‘Dragons Den’ style pitch, receiving a Bright IDEAS award of almost £190K for research in nanoparticle fabrication techniques. more»
New EPSRC grant for developing new fibre technology
ORC Reader, Dr Yoonchan Jeong, has recently been awarded £100K from EPSRC to develop rare-earth-doped large-core photonic band gap fibre technology for power-scaling at challenging wavelengths. more»
EPSRC to invest £430K in visible laser research at the ORC
EPSRC has awarded a grant for £430k to ORC Senior Research Fellow, Dr Jacob Mackenzie, to investigate a new approach for generating visible laser emission directly from highly-excited rare earth ions. more»
Senior Research Fellow announced as Outstanding Referee
ORC Senior Research Fellow, Dr Peter Horak, has recently been announced as a 2010 Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society (APS). more»
Student receives honourable mention for photo
ORC student Martynas Beresna recently received an honourable mention in the Optics & Photonics News After Image photo contest. more»
ORC Professor elected as OSA fellow
ORC Professor Johan Nilsson has been elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) by the society’s Board of Directors at a meeting in San Jose, California. more»
Nobel Prize winner inspired internet pioneers at Southampton
The achievements of this years Physics Nobel Prize winner, Charles Kao, inspired the groundbreaking research at the University of Southampton that fuelled the growth of optical communications. more»
ORC FAST lab re-opens its doors.
The ORC’s Femtosecond Applications of Science and Technology (FAST) lab is back up and running following the completion of a £300K upgrade. more»
Southampton and Cambridge celebrate Portfolio success.
The Universities of Southampton and Cambridge held a symposium recently in celebration a 5 year EPSRC Portfolio partnership in NanoPhotonics coming to an end and the subsequent transition to multi-million pound programme grants in Southampton and Cambridge. more»
IET Fellowship for Visiting Professor
Professor Will Stewart, a visiting professor in the ORC has recently been elected as a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. more»
Marconi Society award Young Scholar prize to ORC student
The Marconi Society has recently selected Eric Plum - a third year PhD student from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton, as a 2009 Marconi Society Young Scholar. more»
Graduation 2009 celebrates ORC student success
The ORC recently celebrated the success of 14 students as they graduated from the University. more»
Two prestigious fellowships awarded to ORC researcher
Dr Francesco Poletti, a research fellow at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), Southampton, has recently been awarded two prestigious fellowships from the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering. more»
Deputy Director honoured by the Royal Academy of Engineering
ORC Deputy Director, Professor David Richardson, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition for his contributions to engineering. more»
Student wins prize at EMRS
Kate Sloyan, a first year PhD student at the ORC won a poster prize at the recent European Materials Research Society (EMRS) Spring Meeting in Strasbourg. more»
Mountbatten wins top award
The University of Southampton's striking new Mountbatten Building, which has risen from the ashes of the fire that destroyed its predecessor in October 2005, has won a top architecture award more»
Fianium award prize to ORC student
The founder and CEO of Fibre laser company Fianium, Professor Anatoly Grudinin recently presented a prize of £1000 to ORC PhD student Nikita Daga. more»
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