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Photons in the cloud – dream or reality?

10 February 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Professor John H. Marsh

James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
Just as integrated circuits are built around electrons, photonic integrated circuits (PICs)
are built around light. PICs integrate lasers, modulators, waveguides and detectors on a
single chip, and with applications as diverse as communications, sensing, healthcare
and quantum technology, they are perceived to be an essential technology of the future.
The present day PIC market is dominated by telecommunications, driven by the data
demands of the internet and the cloud. However, although PICs are cost effective in the
long-haul network, there are major challenges in migrating them into the access network.
Innovative technology and a high volume application are required to bring costs down, with
data storage being perhaps a surprising driver. These topics will be explored in the lecture.


Engineering Scotland thanks the University of Glasgow and Prof David Cumming who have offered to support the Innovation Lecture in February 2021.

Prof John Marsh of James Watt School of Engineering has agreed to deliver the lecture which will be hosted by the  University of Glasgow Zoom online facility on Wednesday 10th February 2021.

You can log on from 6.00pm We will close at 8pm. The event is free but you do need to register through Eventbrite on the URL below.
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10 February 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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