To be the world leader in education, research, innovation, and partnership in optics, lasers, and photonics.
- To provide our students, the State of Florida and the nation with high quality academic programs optics, lasers and photonics.
- To educate a diverse workforce for the state’s and the nation’s photonics industries and graduate schools, providing opportunities at all levels to individuals of every background, identity, and affiliation.
- To create and disseminate new knowledge and innovations in optics, lasers, and photonics by conducting, presenting, and publishing cutting-edge fundamental and applied research.
- To aid in the development of Florida’s and the nation’s knowledge-based and technology-based industries, and create, foster, and sustain mutually beneficial research collaborations and partnerships with industry.