Optoelectronics Research Centre – University of Southampton

The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), is the only fully research-only academic unit in the University of Southampton (UoS), and has a well-established track record for pioneering work in photonics and is internationally recognised as a world-leader in the fields of fibre-optics, optical waveguides, laser devices and optical materials. It has extensive facilities and activities over a very broad range of topics and technologies. It is a postgraduate-only school, and currently has 70 full-time post graduate researchers, and over 40 academic staff.

The ORC has throughout its history had strong links with other academic institutions and industry, and has participated in a number of successful collaborative research projects and programs funded by the EU and other sponsors.