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Silicon Photonics For Future Systems Showcase

29th June 2020

9:30 - View all performance times

Centenary Building (100) , Highfield Campus

**Discover the future of photonics**

**Upcoming 'Silicon Photonics for Future Systems Showcase' and 'CORNERSTONE Silicon Photonics Prototyping Training' - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice:**

We would like to share with you the details of these pre-planned events, scheduled for 29 and 30 June 2020, and hope that you will pencil the dates in your diary.

*Silicon photonics is transforming communications - discover the **revolution in low-cost photonics, led by the University of Southampton.*

We understand that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation which is significantly impacting on daily life, not least on conferences and events. The University of Southampton is following government guidance and we may have to change and/or postpone our plans for June as circumstances unfold. However, in the meantime we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to stay in touch with us.

**Monday 29 June 2020, University of Southampton**

**Silicon Photonics for Future Systems Showcase,**

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This one-day event will highlight the outcomes from the �6 Million Programme Grant, SPFS, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Led by Professor Graham Reed at the University's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), SPFS has transformed Silicon Photonics by overcoming several key research challenges, and in doing so has facilitated a revolution in low cost photonics, placing the UK at its centre.

The event will include presentations, technology demonstrations, facility tours, and guest presentations from Intel and the eminent SPFS Steering Committee, as well as selected exhibitors drawn from our close collaborators.

We would like to thank our sponsor Physik Instrumente.

**Tuesday 30 June 2020, University of Southampton **

**Training event for CORNERSTONE silicon photonics prototyping capability, **

To coincide with the SPFS Showcase, the ORC's CORNERSTONE team will be hosting a hands-on training session in collaboration with partners Luceda Photonics. CORNERSTONE is an industry compatible, flexible silicon photonics prototyping facility that provides a multi-project-wafer (MPW) service for academics and industry. The scalable platform, which is unique in its design and process versatility, offers a clear route to market through the use of deep ultraviolet projection lithography.

The one-day training session is aimed at current and prospective users of the CORNERSTONE silicon photonics prototyping capability and will cover:

* Current and future CORNERSTONE capabilities and platforms
* A cleanroom tour of the CORNERSTONE fabrication facilities

* Hands-on software training session led by Luceda Photonics - learn how to use the CORNERSTONE process design kit and mask layout capability offered by Luceda's IPKISS software.

**Win a hotel stay to attend both events, sponsored by Physik Instrumente (PI).**

The CORNERSTONE team are offering you the chance to win a one-night stay (bed and breakfast) in a Southampton hotel, from Monday 29 - Tuesday 30 June 2020, to enable you to attend both the SPFS Showcase and CORNERSTONE training day.

For your chance to win one of 10 hotel-stay prizes, please answer the following question in 200 words or fewer:

"How will your use of CORNERSTONE's silicon photonics fabrication service enhance the impact of your research?"

The best 10 answers will be awarded the prizes.

Send your answer to with the subject "CORNERSTONE training". Entry deadline: Midnight, Friday 1st May 2020.Terms and conditions apply*.

*By entering the competition you are agreeing to these terms and conditions: The competition is free to enter. The CORNERSTONE team's decision is final. Competition winners will be notified by email within two weeks of the competition deadline; this communication will include the name and location of the specific hotel where the prize of one night's free bed and breakfast can be redeemed. Prizes are valid only on the specific dates (Monday 29 June 2020-Tuesday 30 June 2020), at the specified hotel and to be used for the purpose of attending both the Silicon Photonics for Future Systems Showcase and the CORNERSTONE training, 'Events'. Prizes are subject to availability and the competition is contingent on the Events being able to run as planned and described above; we reserve the right to cancel the competition at any time.

Event Dates

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29 Jun 2020 - 9:30 7 hours Free Book Tickets

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