The Hyderabad chapter of IEEE Photonics Society was inaugurated by G. Satheesh Reddy, Director of the Research Centre Imarat (RCI), here on Tuesday.

Mr. Reddy described photonics as technology that touched diverse aspects of life. Integrated photonics and nano-photonics would be enabling technologies for sectors like communications, security, life-sciences and health, he said. He urged the research community to collaborate to meet the photonic-sensor requirements of the country’s missile programme.

R. Govindarjulu, Registrar, IIIT-Hyderabad and Prof. Atul Negi, Chairman, IEEE, Hyderabad were present on the occasion. Chris Emslie, CEO, Fiber Core, UK, delivered the keynote address.