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The Townes Laser Institute
Author(s): Martin Richardson

Paper Abstract

The State of Florida has recently established a new center of excellence in advanced core laser technologies, associated with the College of Optics & Photonics. This center, dedicated in 2007 in tribute to the pioneering work of Charles Townes, whose insight lead to the development of the maser and the laser, will invest in next generation laser technologies for applications to medicine, advanced manufacturing and defense. It joins the cluster of photonics-related centers at UCF, adding a focused national center for the education and training of scientists and engineers in laser technology. This paper describes the mission and objectives of the Townes Institute, the educational and training programs it is creating, its current investments and opportunities, and the future institutional and industrial partnerships and global reach it hopes to create.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 2009
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9666, 11th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 96661U (5 June 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.2208089
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Martin Richardson, CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9666:
11th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
K. Alan Shore, Editor(s)

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