Creating the Future of
Optics and Photonics

CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, is a world leader in education, research, and industrial partnership. Optics and photonics is the science and technology of light: lasers, LEDs, LCDs, optical fibers, and imaging systems for applications in industry and medicine. Learn more by exploring this website, and visit us to see our facilities and meet our faculty, staff, and students.

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Abstract: Over the course of evolutionary history, environmental pressures have motivated the development of a diverse set of optical mechanisms found across a wide spectrum of organisms.  Finely tuned, organically derived, and necessarily efficient, these natural solutions serve as bio-inspired…
On April 5, UCF’s College of Optics and Photonics, better known as CREOL, will open its doors to the public to demonstrate how the field of optics & photonics is making significant impact on our daily life, as well as…
Abstract: We discuss a revolutionary way to store data, using extremely high data rate laser communications in motion.  This revolutionary concept builds on the high speed lasercom which is being developed today, but carries it two steps farther – much…
Joseph A. IzattMichael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of EngineeringDuke University, Durham, North Carolina  Abstract: Optical technologies such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) which exploit spatial and temporal coherence can obtain micrometer-scale measurements of structure and function inside living biological tissues, while…

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With ambitious plans and a new B.S. Degree in Photonic Science and Engineering, the college relies on the support of dedicated alumni, industrial partners and community members as we continue to grow our research and educational programs, develop our faculty and expand our labs and other facilities.