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About SPRC

The Stanford Photonics Research Center builds strategic partnerships between the Stanford University research community and companies employing optics and photonics in their commercial activities. SPRC offers member companies facilitated access to Stanford faculty, students, and researchers via faculty-led Working Groups, SPRC workshops and symposia, research project collaborations and visiting researcher programs.


Featured Event

SPRC 2015 Soccer Tournament Friday, October 16, 2015 - 3:00pm Our second annual soccer trophy tournament!



Stanford engineers take big step toward using light instead of wires inside computers

courtesy Vuckovic lab
Using a new algorithm, Stanford engineers can design and build a prism-like silicon structure that can bend light at right angles. The goal is to transmit data faster and more efficiently via optical rather than electrical signals.


Faculty Spotlight

Martin Fejer

Professor of Applied Physics
Marty Fejer

Professor Fejer’s group focuses on nonlinear and guided-wave optics as well as novel nonlinear optical materials and their device applications. Particular areas of interest are the use of microstructured nonlinear optical materials to perform optical signal processing and efficient wavelength conversion for telecom applications. In collaboration with Professor Kahn’s group, Fejer’s group is developing wavelength converters for mid-IR optical communications.

Research Areas:
Nonlinear optics, guided wave devices, telecommunications, ultra-short pulse optics, aerospace optics

Department(s): Applied Physics 

Affiliations(s): OSA, IEEE LEOS

Location:  Spilker 215
Mail Code:  4088
Phone:  (650) 725-2160
Fax:  (650) 723-2666

SPRC is proud to support the National Photonics Initiative. The National Photonics Initiative (NPI) is a collaborative alliance among industry, academia and government seeking to raise awareness of photonics - the application of light - and drive US funding and investment in five key photonics-driven fields critical to US competitiveness and national security: advanced manufacturing, communications and information technology, defense and national security, energy, and health and medicine.