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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

Science & Technology
UCF Researcher Creates World’s First Energy-saving Paint – Inspired by Butterflies
Instead of pigment-based colored paint, which requires artificially synthesized molecules, a UCF researcher has developed an alternative way to produce colored paint that is more…
Colleges & Campus
2 UCF Professors Honored as Fellows in the World’s Largest Scientific Society
The American Association for the Advancement of Science included UCF professors Peter Delfyett and Ronald DeMara in their 2022 class of fellows for their scientific…
Colleges & Campus
For UCF, Military Bowl Builds on Many Connections to U.S. Defense and Veterans
UCF has long been a supplier of talent and partner in research for the U.S. military branches, as well as a supporter of local veterans.

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