Researchers Design New Emulator that Reveals the Intricacies of Light Behavior in Complex Evolving Systems

June 10, 2022 by
University of Central Florida researchers are part of a team who have revealed, for the first time, the intricacies of how light behaves in advanced dynamical optical systems with configurations known as non-Hermitian arrangements. In non-Hermitian systems, allowed energy values create self-intersecting surfaces with a unique topology and branch points, which are known as exceptional […]

UCF-developed Real-time Blood Monitor Saves Doctors Critical Time During Surgery

April 11, 2022 by
An innovative device developed by University of Central Florida and Orlando Health researchers can save doctors critical time during life-or-death operations, like heart surgery. Their real-time blood monitor provides instant blood analysis to let surgeons know if a deadly problem in many surgeries — blood coagulation — is happening. Current tests can take up to […]

International Optics Leader Opens Application Lab in CREOL, Joins UCF Business Incubation Program

January 27, 2022 by
A unique new academic-industrial alliance between UCF and ficonTEC, a global leader in photonics manufacturing, is expected to bring a boost to the region and provide access to sophisticated industry production tools for students and faculty researchers. ficonTEC, a German-based company with locations in Europe and the Far East, is expanding to Central Florida — […]

Paper Evaluates Emerging Technologies For Advancing AR/VR

November 5, 2021 by
Proposals from CREOL Professor Shin-Tson Wu, Ph.D., to slim down and evolve augmented and virtual reality displays are the subject of a new feature in Light: Science and Applications. The article details how to take advantage of the recent development of miniaturized optical devices. These advancements offer unique opportunities in the ongoing challenge of evolving […]

Delfyett to be Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering

September 30, 2021 by
When Peter Delfyett first fell in love with science during elementary school, he imagined he would grow up to be a paleontologist. Instead, the Pegasus Professor of optics and photonics has spent his career developing futuristic technology. From lasers that are used to cut Gorilla Glass for Samsung phones to fiber-optic cable technology that allows […]

Distinguished Life Member Status Earns Professor Spot in American Ceramic Society Publication

August 25, 2021 by
The September edition of the American Ceramic Society’s (ACerS) Bulletin publication features Pegasus Professor Kathleen Richardson, Ph.D., one of three people recognized in 2021 as a Distinguished Life Member. Richardson will officially accept ACerS’ highest distinction at an awards banquet in October. The award recognizes a lifetime of achievement that has earned Richardson a worldwide […]

UCF Awarded Its First Keck Foundation $1 Million Grant

August 18, 2021 by
By ROBERT WELLS One of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations – the W. M. Keck Foundation – has awarded the University of Central Florida a $1 million Science and Engineering Research grant. The money is for a project led by University of Central Florida College of Optics and Photonics Professors Ayman Abouraddy and Demetrios Christodoulides. The project […]

UCF Researchers Awarded SEED Funding to Investigate Nano and Digital Technologies

July 12, 2021 by
By ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA Five UCF researchers have been awarded more than $450,000 in SEED funding thanks to a new collaboration between the UCF Office of Research and the international nano and digital technology research and development company imec. Researchers from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Optics and Photonics, College of Sciences, and College of […]

Light Guiding by Artificial Gauge Fields

December 31, 2019 by
Gauge fields are a fundamental concept in physics, describing the basic interactions between charged particles. For example, electrons interact with each other through its gauge field, the photon. Neutral particles (such as photons) by being chargeless are thus decoupled from real gauge fields. However, by properly engineering a physical system through its geometric design or […]