The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) in the Zepler Institute at the University of Southampton, is a world-leading photonics research centre.
We have a vibrant community of researchers, led by some of the leading figures in the field of photonics, who have contributed significantly to the remarkable growth of the photonics industry, including the optical telecommunication technology that underpins the internet as well as solutions in medicine, biosciences sensing, security and manufacturing.
The ORC currently has a number of significant photonics research programmes and a national manufacturing hub called the Future Photonics Hub.
The Zepler Institute manages one of Europe’s best academic clean rooms. Come and take a virtual tour!