How fibre lasers can help save the planet

High power fibre laser technology boasts many unique features that set it apart from other competing technologies and could be the key to making manufacturing more efficient and sustainable.

Investing in the next generation of photonics leaders

As an Early Career Researcher, Dr Natalie Wheeler knows the challenges she and her peers face when trying to “cross the barrier” from postdoc to research group leader.

A roadmap to meet the demand for silicon photonics fabrication in the UK

Callum Littlejohns is the coordinator of the CORNERSTONE programme, a silicon photonics rapid prototyping fabrication service based at the University of Southampton.

Advancing infrastructure and boosting productivity using fibre vibration monitoring and detection

In 2010, Dr Ali Masoudi embarked on his PhD at the University of Southampton and devised a distributed acoustic sensor (DAS), which can measure vibration in real-time along a fibre optic cable.

Dame Frances Saunders appointed as Chair of the Future Photonics Hub Advisory Board

Dame Frances Saunders has been appointed the Chair of the Future Photonics Hub Advisory Board.

Inspiring Innovation

Our £1 million Photonics Innovation Fund is enabling us to build a national network of academic partners, equipped to respond to emerging industrial challenges.

UK National Security and Investment Bill: What it means to UK photonics

On 11th November, the UK Government published its long-awaited National Security and Investment Bill setting out the Government’s proposals. We want to…

Showcasing leading photonics research on the national stage

Academics from The Future Photonics Hub showcased their leading research in photonics manufacturing at a recent premier UK photonics exhibition – SPIE Photonex…

We’re delighted to be a core partner in the Dstl SERAPIS framework

The Future Photonics Hub, representing the University of Southampton is delighted to be included as one of the core framework partners in…

Future scientists explore light technologies in Phablabs photonics workshops

Photonics students and researchers from the University of Southampton ran Phablabs photonics workshops that helped young people build smart lamps, indoor greenhouses…

At the Future Photonics Hub we are maximising the impact of Government investment and continue to make great strides in uniting the UK photonics community.

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