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Welcome to the Photonics and Networking Research Laboratory, PNRL

The Photonics and Networking Research Laboratory (PNRL) at Stanford University conducted research into a broad range of issues in photonics and optical networks under the guidance of Professor Leonid Kazovsky. Our research focused on energy-efficient networks, quasi-passive photonic components, optical network design, optical and wireless technology convergence, metro-access interface, packet-switched photonics, and dynamic circuit switched transport.

The group was created by Prof. Leonid Kazovsky in 1990. Prof. Kazovsky managed PNRL from its conception in 1990 through 2017 when he transitioned to Prof. Emeritus.

During its 27 years of operation, PNRL generated some 520 invited and contributed  journal and conference papers, obtained a number of significant patents, published two books, and graduated ~35 PhD students who now work in various prestigious universities and research organizations around the world.

The group also hosted a large number of industrial and academic visitors.

When Prof. Kazovsky's transition to the Emeritus status, PNRL closed its doors in 2017 and no longer accepts new graduate students.