The University of Southampton

Transforming research into answers to real world problems produces business opportunities, enhances quality of life, creates jobs, boosts the economy and helps make our world safer and more rewarding.

The 2014 Research Excellent Framework shows that our research is at the cutting-edge of knowledge, working on solutions to some of today's toughest challenges, with 100 per cent of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent for its impact on society.

Explore these examples of how it is making an impact on our lives.

Commercialisation of crystal laser technologies

Our fundamental research is having a widespread impact on laser, defence and display industries through development of wavelength conversion crystals that can transform the colour of laser light.

Ytterbium-doped fibre amplifier

Southampton research pioneering high-power ytterbium-doped silica fibre lasers and amplifiers has enabled new high-energy manufacturing processes with a controlled carbon footprint.

Photonic Crystal LEDs

Research at Southampton has led to energy efficient, long-lasting, super bright LED lights that are used in digital displays, traffic signs, household appliances and automobile products around the world.

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