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UCF Alumnus Brings Focus to High-powered Laser Delivery Research

June 3, 2024
Recently realized UCF results published in the journal Optica could lead to a new generation of fiber-based laser beam delivery systems with applications in directed energy, precision machining, medical sciences and power beaming over fiber. Matthew Cooper, who completed his optics and photonics doctorate from CREOL, tested the power, efficiency and quality of laser transmission…

CREOL Undergraduate Student Featured in LIA Today Spotlight

June 3, 2024
Cesar Lopez-Zelaya, a sophomore working on a bachelor’s degree in photonic science and engineering, was featured in the Q1 2024 issue of LIA Today published by the Laser Institute of America. The article below was reprinted with permission. The original article can be found on page 8 at this link. When were you first introduced to…

Two CREOL Students Joseph Haefner and Swati Bhargava win 2024 SPIE Scholarship

June 3, 2024
In 2024, SPIE awarded $303,000 in scholarships to 72 outstanding SPIE Student Members, based on their potential contribution to optics and photonics, or a related discipline. Award-winning applicants were evaluated, selected, and approved by the SPIE Scholarship Committee. SPIE has cumulatively distributed more than $7.5 million in individual scholarships since the program began in 1978.…

2024 Optics Day

April 23, 2024
Optics Day, an annual event, invites curious minds of all ages and backgrounds to explore the wonders of optics and photonics. It provides an incredible opportunity for the community to become more familiar with CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics in a relaxed, non-classroom setting. Previous Next

UCF Researcher Pioneers Chiral Molecule Sensing Method to Enhance Drug Development

April 2, 2024
Promising UCF technology is illuminating new ways to examine molecules with precision, an advancement that can help enhance drug development and new therapies. The new technology, a plasmonic platform that significantly improves the detection of the chirality of molecules, was developed by UCF NanoScience Technology Center professor Debashis Chanda. The work is detailed in a…

UCF Awards Optics and Photonics Professor Shin-Tson Wu with Medal of Societal Impact

March 28, 2024
Nearly every modern device screen you’ve held in your hand, from an Apple iPhone and Nintendo Game Boy to augmented reality (AR) glasses, was made possible because of the invention of a UCF professor. College of Optics and Photonics Professor Shin-Tson Wu’s pioneering research in the evolution of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) has led to…