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News Archive 2008
Ultrafast switching for future devices
‘Surface plasmon-polaritons’ – essentially light waves trapped on the surface of a metal – are expected to form the basis of numerous next-generation chip-scale technologies. Read More
Mountbatten Welcome Celebrations
11 December ORC Director, Professor David Payne recently celebrated the rebuild of Mountbatten by holding a welcome party for both ORC staff and students. Read More
Research highlighted by top Journal
3 December A group of researchers at the ORC, have recently had their work highlighted as “Editors suggestion” by Physical Review B Read More
ORC graduate wins prize in Mexico
2 December ORC PhD graduate Dr. Adrian Amezcua has recently been awarded with a prize from The Materials Research Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico Read More
ORC summer student wins award
27 November ORC summer student, Helen Rogers was recently awarded with the Rank Prize Fund for the best optoelectronics summer project student in the UK 2008 Read More
ICT 2008 Hall of Fame
27 November ORC Director Professor David Payne, has been listed as one of the 25 figures honoured in the ICT 2008 Hall of Fame, along with fellow collegues Professor Wendy Hall and Professor Tim Berners-Lee from the University's School of Electronics and Computer Science. Read More
ORC invest £300k in FAST Lab
26 November The ORC is investing approximately £300k into its Femtosecond Applications of Science and Technology (FAST) lab over the next few months. The multi user facility which allows a variety of ultrafast experiments to be performed will benefit from new facilities and equipment. Read More
Promoting innovation & knowledge
26 November Key academics at the University of Southampton, a partner of Innovation China UK (ICUK, organise workshop entitled ‘Commercialization of Photonics Technologies from Universities’ at AOE Conference in Shanghai, China Read more
Celebrating all things photonic
3 October 2008 Hot topics for photonics experts were in focus at the ORC Photonics Day recently Read more
Top communications prize
29 September 2008 Internationally-distinguished photonics researcher and fibre optic pioneer, Professor David N Payne, Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre, was presented with the 2008 Marconi Society Prize and Fellowship at the society's annual awards dinner. Read more
Bright Lights and Optical Memories
12 September 2008 - This year, scientists from Southampton and Kyoto Universities are celebrating the tenth anniversary of collaborations in the field of Optoelectronics. More
Experience the power of light
30 June 2008 The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton will be hosting an interactive display at this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition which will allow people to personalise their very own coaster or card holder by using a high power fibre laser. More...
Top honour for fibre optics pioneer
2 June 2008 - Professor David Payne, an internationally distinguished research leader in photonics and Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton, has been named the 2008 Marconi Fellow and prize-winner for his pioneering work in the field of fibre optoelectronics and fibre telecommunications which has enabled technology for high speed data transmission more...
Payne finalist for Millennium Prize
8 April 2008 - The Millennium Prize Foundation today announced that Professor David Payne of the University of Southampton has been selected as a finalist for the 2008 Millennium Technology Prize, the world’s largest and most prestigious award for technology innovation more...
Growing semiconductors into fibres
13 March 2008 - An international science team from the ORC at the University of Southampton in the UK and Penn State University in the United States has developed a process for growing a single-crystal semiconductor inside the tunnel of a hollow optical fiber more...
New interactive demonstration
10 March 2008 - The ORC's Optical Society of America Student Chapter were awarded one of three grants by the University’s Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics to build a new hands-on demonstration to teach young people more about how we use optical networks to communicate with people across huge distances more...
'Letter of the Month' for ORC paper
14 February 2008 - The paper reveals our latest work on electrical phase change for next-generation memory devices more...
Novel crystal growth
14 January 2008 - Researchers are using multiple targets and multiple lasers to grow a range of unique films whose properties can be tuned more...
New ultrafast optical phenomenon
14 January 2008 - First evidence of non-reciprocal photosensitivity could have impact on optical data storage, laser machining and surgery more...
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