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Dr.  Demetrios Christodoulides

Dr. Demetrios Christodoulides

Pegasus Professor of Optics & Photonics/Cobb Family Endowed Chair

Nonlinear Waves

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CREOL 210 (Office)


Demetri Christodoulides is the Cobb Family Endowed Chair and Pegasus Professor of Optics at CREOL-the College of Optics and Photonics of the University of Central Florida. He received his Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1986 and he subsequently joined Bellcore as a post-doctoral fellow at Murray Hill. Between 1988 and 2002 he was with the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Lehigh University. His research interests include linear and nonlinear optical beam interactions, synthetic optical materials, optical solitons, and quantum electronics. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 papers. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and the American Physical Society. In 2011 he received the R.W. Wood Prize of OSA.

Awards & Honors

OSA Fellow
APS Fellow
2015 RIA
2014 Excellence in Research (College Award)
2014 Excellence in Research (University Award)
2012 UCF Pegasus Professor
2011 OSA's R. W. Wood Prize

Recent Publications

Matthew Mills
"Nonlinear Optical Wave Propagation: Dressed Optical Filament and Supercontinuum Generation in Parabolic Multimode Fibers"
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
P Aleahmad, S Bakhshi, D Christodoulides and P LiKamWa
"Controllable red and blue shifting of InGaAsP quantum well bandgap energy for photonic device integration"
Materials Research Express, 2(8)
O. Vázquez-Candanedo, F.M.Izrailev, and D.N.Christodoulides
"Spectral and transport properties of the PT-symmetric dimer model"
Physica E-Low-Dimensional Systems & Nanostructures 72 pp.7-16
KG Makris, ZH Musslimani, DN Christodoulides, and S Rotter
"Constant-intensity waves and their modulation instability in non-Hermitian potentials"
Nature Communications 6
JY Zhao, ID Chremmos, DH Song, DN Christodoulides, NK Efremidis, and ZG Chen
"Curved singular beams for three-dimensional particle manipulation"
Scientific Reports 5
M Wimmer, A Regensburger, MA Miri, C Bersch, DN Christodoulides, and U Peschel
"Observation of optical solitons in PT-symmetric lattices"
Nature Communications 6
LG Wright, DN Christodoulides, and FW Wise
"Controllable spatiotemporal nonlinear effects in multimode fibres"
Nature Photonics 9(5), pp.306-310
L. G. Wright, D. N. Christodoulides, and F. W. Wise
"Controllable spatiotemporal nonlinear optics in multimode fibres"
Nature Photonics 9, 306–310
H. Hodaei, W. Hayenga, M. Miri, A. Ulhassan, D. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan
"Dark state microring lasers: Using non-Hermitian exceptional points for mode management"
in Postdeadline Paper JTh5B.6, CLEO: 2015, San Jose, California, May 10-15
M. Mills, M. Heinrich, M. Kolesik, and D. Christodoulides
"Extending optical filaments using auxiliary dress beams"
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 48(9), pp. 094014


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