31 Jan '16, 3pm

Photonics research to underpin BT’s future systems, including ‘elastic’ networks https://t.co/FnEzmT0L0u

Photonics research to underpin BT’s future systems, including ‘elastic’ networks https://t.co/FnEzmT0L0u

The largest of the six key enabling technologies identified by the European Commission, photonics contributes more than €65billion a year to the European economy, whilst employing 377,000 people directly in 5000 companies. In the UK, there are more than 1000 photonics related companies, employing 70,000 people, with the technology adding more than £10bn a year to the economy. Global demand for photonics is thought to exceed €365bn a year. Despite the industry’s size, the technology is seeing more investment in R&D. While the recently announced Future Photonics Hub (see p16 in this issue) is one example, another is the UCL-Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems (IPES) IPES’ director Professor Alwyn Seeds told the meeting the Centre is looking to work on real problems and to encourage its students to interact with industry partne...

Full article: http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-news/photonic...

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