A multidisciplinary research institute for photonics and nanoelectronics. Home to the Zepler Institute Cleanrooms, the UK's best set of fabrication capabilities.

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“ We explore the boundaries of knowledge to discover world-changing inventions that can create wealth and boost the UK economy ”

Professor Sir David Payne



09 June 2021
Southampton academic receives 'Future Prize' for pioneering research in optical fibre technology.
14 May 2021
Optical-based gearbox monitoring to make helicopters safer

Virtual tour

Our virtual tour of the cleanrooms is now live!

Take a walk through our nanofabrication and optical fibre facilities, from the comfort of your own desk.

... Launch the virtual tour

Services and solutions

Device fabrication services for academia and industry:
... Nanofabrication services

Solutions for all aspects of optical fibre fabrication:  
... Silica fibre services