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16 July 2020
Silicon photonics is revolutionising the Datacom industry, compelling educators to modernise the way this technology is taught to the next generation of engineers.Photonics, known to many as 'the electronics of the 21st century', has become a ubiquitous technology in modern society, impacting many fields and addressing several grand challenges.Silicon photonics, in particular, is an important field since it leverages Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor(CMOS) technology and is being increasingly implemented in data centres, LIDAR systems and sensing applications.As silicon photonics continues to rise, there is a growing... Read more
10 July 2020
A picture of Dr Massimiliano Guasoni - ORC
Researchers at the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics are investigating the self-patterning of light in multicore optical fibres as a route to scalable high-power lasers and all-optical signal processing.An international collaboration led by Dr Massimiliano Guasoni is studying how beams in opposing directions arrange themselves into well-defined patterns, ideally suited for producing a high brightness single beam.The research builds upon the University of Southampton's expertise in multicore optical fibres which, unlike traditional single... Read more
10 July 2020
Researchers from the University of Southampton have demonstrated a new patterning technology that can create high-quality nanostructured surfaces for infrared thermal control coatings and nonlinear optics.The research was carried out through a close collaboration between physicists and Sustainable Electronic Technologies experts in Electronics and Computer Science (ECS).Metasurfaces are man-made structures designed to control light and other forms of radiation using very small elements, typically with sub-micrometer dimensions.Conventional methods of producing the advanced material coatings in specialist cleanroom facilities... Read more
07 July 2020
CORNERSTONE silicon chip sheet
A rapid prototyping foundry for silicon photonics based in the University of Southampton cleanroom complex has joined forces with a major European research consortium to help accelerate the next generation of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technologies.The CORNERSTONE service is now available to EUROPRACTICE customers through the Tyndall National Institute across three different SOI platforms.The open source Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) foundry, based in the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (ZIPN), specialises in the fabrication of silicon photonics... Read more