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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.

 

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Stanford engineers invent process to accelerate protein evolution

A new tool enables researchers to test millions of mutated proteins in a matter of hours or days, speeding the search for new medicines, industrial enzymes and biosensors.

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Faculty Spotlight

Yoshihisa Yamamoto

Professor Yamamoto’s group performs research on fundamental optoelectronic physics, structures, and devices. Particular areas of interest are quantum optics, semiconductor mesoscopic physics,  nuclear and electron spin resonance, with emphasis on quantum information system applications. Yamamoto’s group conducts research on the theoretical and experimental aspects of single-photon, entanglement-based and differential-phase-shift quantum key distribution for quantum cryptography and studies quantum information processing with photons and spins in solid state materials.

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.