Welcome to the Optical Engineering and Quantum Photonics Group based at the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC).


Hosted by the world-renowned Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton, the Optical Engineering and Quantum Photonics group works at the forefront of photonics component and systems development.

The group specialises in creating planar optical waveguides using direct UV writing, most notably for developing quantum technologies.

Meet the team

Led by Prof. Peter G.R Smith, our group includes 10 research fellows and a cohort of active PhD students. Our team specialises in the development and manufacture of novel optoelectronic devices for applications in quantum technology, integrated optical sensors and laser optics.