CREOL owns one of the most unique facilities in the nation to process novel optical fiber materials, and fabricate state-of-the-art fiber-optic devices and systems. The facility includes a modified chemical vapor deposition (MCVD) system to grow fiber preforms, a drawing tower to pull out the preforms and attain nanostructured fibers, as well as several auxiliary labs to fuse, splice, assemble and characterize fully-functional and packaged modern fiber-optic components.
The Optical Materials Laboratory provides 4,000 square-foot of state-of-the-art research laboratories for the fabrication of crystals, optical ceramics, glass and glass-ceramics. It features dedicated ceramic laboratories with extensive powder processing and sintering equipment, infrared glasses and glass-ceramic advanced manufacturing, and cutting-edge MOCVD fiber-preform fabrication. These laboratories also include post-processing capabilities and analytical tools for material characterization. The OML is located on the UCF main campus, in a close proximity to the College of Optics and Photonics, the Material Characterization Facility (MCF) and local industrial partners.
This shared lab has all the necessary equipment for cell/tissue culture, basic biochemistry and molecular biology including systems for microfluidics fabrication and assembly, UV-VIS spectrometer, biosafety cabinets, carbon dioxide cell incubators, phase contrast microscope, autoclave, ultracentrifuge, PCR thermocycler, freezer, refrigerator, pH meter, electrophoresis systems with gel imager, E.coli shaker and FPLC system.