Optics involves the generation, transmission, and detection of light. Missouri S&T faculty are helping to create better laser-diode light sources and improved solar cells, are developing fiber-optic sensors that can be used for everything from detecting strain in bridges and building, to measuring concussive blasts, to detecting leaks in natural gas pipes and wells, and are using the fundamental principles of light to develop optical and quantum computers.

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Interested in discussing the research we are working on or learning more? Please contact:

Cheng-Hsiao Wu
Dr. Cheng-Hsiao Wu


Jie Huang
Dr. Jie Huang

Roy E. Wilkens Endowed Associate Professor

Steve Watkins
Dr. Steve Watkins