Silicon Photonics

About us

Discover what we do and how we support researchers.

The Silicon Photonics Group was formed by Professor Graham T. Reed at the University of Surrey in 1989.

Over the last 34 years, the group has made a significant contribution in the field of silicon photonics and reported many world’s first results, most notably in waveguides, optical modulators and detectors, couplers, filters, multiplexers, transceivers, Lidars, sensors, programmable circuits etc. Collaborations with a number of industrial and academic institutions have been established.

From 2012, the group has been based at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK. We have access to outstanding fabrication and characterisation facilities. We fabricate our photonic devices in the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre, a state-of-the-art facility for microfabrication and high-spec nanofabrication, one of the premiere academic cleanrooms in Europe. We can characterise them in 70 laboratories available across the ORC.