Monday, March 26, 2018
New Laser Technique May Help Detect Chemical Warfare in Atmosphere

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015
UCF, Partners form PRISM to Compete for Integrated-Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation

A consortia of photonics industry members is joining with five key research universities to compete for the federal government’s Integrated-Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI) and $110 million in federal funds to be matched by state and private funding for a total project value of more than $230 million.  ..

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Researchers Meet with Legislators to Encourage Support for Photonics

Representatives from the UCF were among volunteers in industry and research labs from 16 states who visited dozens of Congressional offices urging support for legislation to continue the advancement of photonics research. Photonics plays a crucial role in innovation, economic growth, competitiveness and bolstering national security.  ..

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
UCF: 'Dressed' Laser Aimed at Clouds May be Key to Inducing Rain, Lightning

e adage “Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it,” may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida’s College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning. ..

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
UCF World Leader in LCD Research Selected for National Award

Shin-Tson Wu, Pegasus professor of optics, has been selected to receive the Esther Hoffman Beller Medal from The Optical Society (OSA) for his broad and significant impact to academia and industry in photonics education. ..

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
UCF Researchers Develop Next-Generation Platform for Integrated Photonics

Researchers at UCF’s College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL) have developed a new way of integrating photonic devices that can potentially revolutionize the technology that runs the Internet and other telecommunication links. The platform can also facilitate scientific breakthroughs in the fields of nonlinear and quantum optics. ..

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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Shorter, Faster, Stronger: Advancing U.S. Strength in Lasers

The UCF researcher whose team developed the world’s shortest laser pulse last summer has received a $6.9 million grant from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to make those pulses 1000 times stronger. ..

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Monday, August 12, 2013
UCF researchers Use Attractive Light to Demonstrate Capability of ‘Tractor Beams’

A team of researchers from the University of Central Florida and the National University of Singapore have shown that it is possible to pull microscopically small objects floating on a water surface in the opposite direction of the illuminating beam. Their study “Linear Momentum Increase and Negative Optical Forces at Dielectric Interface” was published this past weekend on the website of Nature Photonics, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. ..

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Monday, November 26, 2012
UCF Optics Researchers Demonstrate New Model of Living Matter

Understanding the complexity of some natural phenomena – such as dynamics of cells, swarming of bacteria, or motion of animal groups – long has been hindered by the lack of simple and pertinent experimental models. Now, researchers at the University of Central Florida have demonstrated an “all-optical’ model of living matter.  ..

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
UCF Professor Discusses Future of Optics, Photonics at Capitol Hill Program

UCF’s Martin Richardson, director of the university’s Townes Laser Institute, spoke Wednesday on Capitol Hill about the future importance of optics and photonics. Richardson, a professor of optics and the Northrop Grumman professor of X-ray photonics at UCF, joined other experts from across the country, including U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, in describing the need for the nation to take advantage of emerging optical technologies to create new industries and create jobs. ..

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