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Institute of Photonics


The Institute of Photonics, established in 1996, is a research unit focussing on applied photonics and is part of the University of Strathclyde. The Institute’s key objective is to bridge the gap between academic research and industrial applications and development in the area of photonics.

The Institute of Photonics is based in Strathclyde’s Glasgow city centre campus.The Institute’s semiconductor processing equipment is located at the West of Scotland Science park.

Currently situated at the Wolfson Centre, we are part of the Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) initiative and will move to the new TIC building in early 2015. The University has prepared more information on the TIC.


20th Anniversary of the Institute of Photonics

A Celebration of Photonics
in association with International Year of Light 2015

Wednesday 4th November 2015

Full Details here
: Flyer

"As on the 16th December 2014, 5 of the 12 most downloaded articles from the journal IEEE Photonics Technology Letters were from the Ultra-Parallel Visible Light Communications project, of which Prof. Martin Dawson from the Institute of Photonics is the Principal Investigator."
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Institute of Photonics
Department of Physics
University of Strathclyde
Technology and Innovation Centre
Level 5
99 George Street
G1 1RD 

t: +44 (0) 141 548 4120