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Dr. Mercedeh Khajavikhan

Dr. Mercedeh Khajavikhan

Assistant Professor of Optics & Photonics

Plasmonics and Applied Quantum Optics



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Awards & Honors

2017 Teaching Incentive Program (TIP)
2017 UCF Reach for the Stars Award
2016 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (College level)
2016 ONR Young Investigator Award
2015 NSF Career Award
2014 Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow

Recent Publications

P. Aleahmad, M. Khajavikhan, D. N. Christodoulides, P. Likamwa
"Integrated multi-port circulators for unidirectional optical information transport"
Scientific Reports- to appear (2017)
J. Ren, H. Hodaei, G. Harari, A. U. Hassan, W. Chow, M. Soltani, D. N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan
"Ultrasensitive micro-scale parity-time-symmetric ring laser gyroscope"
Optics Letters 42, 1556-1559
William Hayenga & Mercedeh Khajavikhan
"Unveiling the Physics of Microcavity Lasers "
Light: Science & Applications (2017) -- To appear
Absar U. Hassan, Bo Zhen, Marin Soljacic, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Dynamically Encircling Exceptional Points: Exact Evolution and Polarization State Conversion"
Physical Review Letters, 118(9), 093002
H. Hodaei, A.U. Hassan, H. Garcia-Gracia, W.E. Hayenga, D.N. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan
"Enhanced sensitivity in PT-symmetric coupled resonators"
SPIE 10090, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIX, February
Hossein Hodaei
"Novel Photonic Resonance Arrangements Using Non-Hermitian Exceptional Points"
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida Orlando
H. Hodaei, M.A. Miri, A.U. Hassan, W.E. Hayenga, M. Heinrich, D.N. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan
"Single mode lasing in transversely multi-moded PT-symmetric microring resonators"
Laser & Photonics Reviews 10(3), pp.494-499
W. E. Hayenga, H. Garcia-Garcia, H. Hodaei, C. Reimer, R. Morandotti, P.L. LiKamWa, and M. Khajavikhan
"Second-order coherence properties of metallic nanolasers"
Optica 3(11), pp.1187-1193
M. Heinrich, H. Hodaei, M.A. Miri, A.U. Hassan, W.E. Hayenga, D.N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan
"Non-Hermitian microring systems: PT-symmetric lasers, mode management and enhanced emission efficiency"
Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics, September
A.U. Hassan, H. Hodaei, M.A. Miri, M. Khajavikhan, and D.N. Christodoulides
"Nonlinear reversal of PT-symmetric phase transition in a system of coupled micro-ring cavities"
SPIE 9920, Active Photonic Materials VIII, September


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