It’s More Than LASERS

Photonics is the “technology of light.” Some think of this as the integration of electronics and light based technologies. Your smartphone is an example of how photonics is both obvious and hidden. The sophisticated screen involves complex and miniaturized electronics and photonics, but its not possible without the computer chip itself. All computer chips are created using a process called lithography, a light based technology. Finally, the camera, involves not only lenses, but complex light sensors that turn photons into images with the help of software.

Today, there are over 35,000 companies in the United States that employ photonics engineers. Explore the various types of fields in which photonics engineers work. Together, in an interdisciplinary way, they Create the Future.



Living at the intersection of electronics and light, photonics is to the 21st Century as electronics was to the 20th.

Learn more about our Photonic Science and Engineering degree.


Learn About Photonics

Watch the replay on YouTube to learn about photonics and UCF.  

  • Learn about the Photonic Science and Engineering Program
  • Hear from a UCF Admissions Officer who will also take questions
  • Interact with Dr. Peter Delfyett, a Photonic Scientist whose work is ultrafast high power optical pulses.




Bachelor of Science
in Photonic Science and Engineering

Discover what you can do as a Photonics Engineer! 

The University of Central Florida is the home to the State of Florida’s only Bachelor of Science in Photonic Science and Engineering, one of only six in the nation.