Welcome to the IEEE UK and Ireland Photonics Chapter.
The UK and Ireland Photonics Society is a sub-chapter of the Photonics Society of the IEEE, whose field of interest is in lasers, optical and photonic devices, optical fibres and associated lightwave technology, and their systems and applications. The Society is concerned with transforming the science of materials, optical phenomena, and quantum electronic devices into the design, development, and manufacture of photonic technologies.
We promote and co-operate in the educational and technical activities which contribute to the useful expansion of the field of quantum optoelectronics and applications.
Photonics represents an emerging technology field that will provide crucial advancements to many key sectors including communication, medicine, automotive, computing, lighting, sensors, renewable energy and defense. The UK and Ireland are well placed to exploit photonics in order to enhance our collective ability to compete on the global stage in this increasingly relevant and competitive field.
We continue this joint society in the spirit of international scientific partnership, which must endure.
The Chapter maintains a UK and Ireland Photonics website where more details can be found.
Watch Again | Horizons of Optical, Photonics and Emerging Sciences (HOPES): Present Trends and the Future of Silicon Photonics
For the first event of the HOPES seminar series of 2023, we welcomed Prof Graham Reed from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) of the University of Southampton to discuss the Present Trends and the Future of Silicon Photonics.
In Memoriam | Mehmet Aytun Erdentug
It is with deep sadness that the IEEE UK and Ireland Photonics Chapter announce the death of Mehmet Aytun Erdentug on 1st March 2023.
Son et Lumiere | Music Transmission with Light and Mirrors – a DIY Guide
The newly formed IEEE photonics society branch at City, University of London has been very busy over the past few months with a series of photonics "Hackathons", which involve interesting, interactive and very easy to do experiments to demonstrate the wonders of photonics and inspire school pupils and undergraduates alike.
Photonics Chapter Launches Horizons of Optics, Photonics and Emerging Sciences (HOPES) Webinar Series
With this series, the IEEE UK and Ireland Photonics Chapter is taking a different approach to seminal webinars. Instead of focussing on a single piece of research and/or innovation, we invite highly impactful researchers to discuss the future of their research domains. This will allow the speaker to share their informed view of future innovations on a platform that encourages a true exchange for shaping the evolution of science.