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Faculty Spotlight

Peter Delfyett

Professor, College of Optics & Photonics

Peter Delfyett, a UCF Pegasus Professor of optics and photonics, is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Sciences. One scientist is selected each year by the American Physical Society.

Delfyett studies the application of semiconductor lasers to fiber optic communications — the key component of programs like FaceTime and Zoom. Congratulations, Dr. Delfyett!

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