Nanotechnology for Controlling Light - Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL)

In this project we are developing fundamental understanding of new light-controlling devices called “spatially-variant photonic crystals (SVPCs)” SVPCs can be used to direct information encoded on light signals between microchips for next-generation high-speed computing. We are studying the fundamental science of SVPCs as well as building functional devices and testing their performance.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/8/2024 - End Date: 4/28/2024

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

The undergraduate researcher will work alongside a graduate student formulating materials for SVPCs, fabricating them by 3D laser-noprinting, and characterizing their optical performance using lasers and optical fibers. The data obtained will be compared to simulations produced by a collaborators.

Time Commitment

10 hrs/week hour(s)

Student Requirements

Entry level students are eligible. This project is *highly* interdisciplinary and involves optics, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science, and computer science. Students from any of these or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

We will happily support outstanding students who are interested in applying for research fellowships offered through the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-11-2017
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Maybe