UK Photonics research showcase
Wednesday 25 September 2013
ECOC Exhibition Hall
Photonics in general and fibre-optics in particular have revolutionised the communications. The successful development of most industrial sectors is dependent on further evolution of the telecommunication and data transmission infrastructure, capable of satisfying the ever growing demand for bandwidth efficiently and cost-effectively.
The UK has played a leading role in this development and continues to lead in numerous areas of photonics and optical communications with large investment by the UK Research Councils and Technology Strategy Board in different research programmes, spanning optical fibre and amplifier development, maximising optical fibre capacity and energy use within optical networks.
Co-located with the internationally leading European Conference on Optical Communications 2013, held in London for the first time since the very first ECOC in 1975, the Photonics Showcase aims to celebrate the recently funded programmes, highlight the impact and discuss future directions of UK photonics research. This event is organised by the ECOC Chairs with the support of the EPSRC network UNISON and is sponsored by the EPSRC HyperHighway and UNLOC Programmes.
The programme of talks represents some of the key UK-funded research programmes. It aims to highlight the key research directions in photonics and communications and explain their importance and potential impact on Goverment policy and infrastructure planning.
Important registration information
If you only wish to attend the showcase and do not wish to attend the ECOC Conference please use the exhibition visitor registration:
Workshop Chair: Ian Henning, University of Essex, EPSRC Network UNISON
Welcome, National Photonics Research Strategy current and future
Photonics for Future SystemsSusan Peacock, EPSRC
EPSRC Programme Grants
Flagship non ICT photonics research
National Dark Fibre Infrastructure
Photonics 21 and Horizon 2020-UK positioning
John Lincoln, Photonics leadership group- group mission, UK academic research and industry, impact
|13:00||Lunch, networking, posters from relevant UK research projects|