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The College of Optics and Photonics is one of the world’s foremost institutions for research and education in optical and photonic science and engineering. It is home to the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL), the Florida Photonics Center of Excellence, and the Townes Laser Institute. Learn more about our top-ranked Optical Engineering and Photonics Graduate Programs.

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UCF Faculty Are Leading Research, Discovery & Impact

By studying the behavior of light, nationally-recognized scientist Peter Delfyett has discovered new uses for lasers, helping data move faster on the internet and driving the future of autonomous vehicles.

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Optics and Photonics News

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5 UCF Scholars to be Inducted into Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida
The organization’s members are top scholars and researchers from universities, public agencies, and industries statewide who are committed to addressing key issues and challenges impacting…
Colleges & Campus
2022 UCF Founders’ Day Honorees
The annual celebration honors the academic achievements of our faculty members and students.
UCF Helps World Recognize Glass is Vital to Art and Technology
UCF faculty help plan and execute events to mark the U.S. kickoff of the International Year of Glass in the nation’s capital this week.

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