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Investing Research and Education in the Science of Light

Understanding the science of light has influenced the development of revolutionary technologies, including the backbone of the Internet, liquid crystal displays in electronic devices and defense technology. Stemming from military efforts and supported by university research, our optics and photonics industry boasts the University of Central Florida’s Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers, a world-renowned university program for research and education, as well as the Florida Photonics Cluster, an organization focused on growth and profitability of photonics companies in Florida.

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