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Professor Anna Peacock

Professor Anna Peacock

Professor of Photonics

Research interests

  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Fibre optics
  • Silicon Photonics

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Address: B46, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


Professor Anna C. Peacock is head of the Nonlinear Semiconductor Photonics group within the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton.  She obtained her BSc and MSc in Physics from The University of Auckland (New Zealand), before moving to the ORC to undertake a PhD in Nonlinear Fibre Optics. She was subsequently awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship, in recognition of her pioneering work on fiberized semiconductor photonic devices. Her research is currently focused on developing novel semiconductor waveguides, both fibre and planar technologies, for use in nonlinear optical applications. She currently holds an EPSRC Research Fellowship in the area of integrated nonlinear silicon photonics.

Professor Peacock is a fellow of The Optical Society (FOSA), the Institute of Physics (FInstP), the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and a senior member of the IEEE Photonics Society. She is also the VP of Professional and Technical Development within the IEEE Photonics Society and an editor for the journal Optics Communications.

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