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Dr.  Demetrios Christodoulides

Dr. Demetrios Christodoulides

Professor of Optics

Nonlinear Waves

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Demetri Christodoulides is a Provost’s Distinguished Research Professor 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
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

B. M. Rodríguez-Lara, P. Aleahmad, H. M. Moya-Cessa, and D. N. Christodoulides
"Ermakov–Lewis symmetry in photonic lattices"
Optics Letters, 39(17),pp. 2083-2085
Maik Scheller, Matthew S. Mills, Mohammad-Ali Miri, Weibo Cheng, Jerome V. Moloney, Miroslav Kolesik, Pavel Polynkin & Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Externally refuelled optical filaments"
Nature Photon. 8, April Issue
M. Heinrich, M.-A. Miri, S. Stützer, R. El-Ganainy, S. Nolte, A. Szameit, and D. N. Christodoulides
"Supersymmetric mode converters"
Nature Communications, 5, 3698 (2014).
Hector Manuel Moya-Cessa, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"A simple way to reconstruct the Wigner function"
Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences 7(3), pp.839-841
Miguel A. Bandres, Ido Kaminer, Matthew Mills, B.M. Rodríguez-Lara, Elad Greenfield, Morderchai Segev and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Accelerating Optical Beams"
Optics & Photonics News, 24
Mordechai Segev, Yaron Silberberg, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Anderson localization of light"
Nature Photonics 7(3), pp.197-204
Armando Perez-Leija, Robert Keil, Alastair Kay, Hector Moya-Cessa, Stefan Nolte, Leong-Chuan Kwek, Blas M. Rodriguez-Lara, Alexander Szameit, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Coherent quantum transport in photonic lattices"
Physical Review A 87, pp. 012309
Armando Perez-Leija, Francisco Soto-Eguibar, Sabino Chavez-Cerda, Alexander Szameit, Hector Moya-Cessa, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Discrete-like diffraction dynamics in free space"
Optics Express 21(15), pp.17951-17960
G. Di Giuseppe, L. Martin, A. Perez-Leija, R. Keil, F. Dreisow, S. Nolte, A. Szameit, A. F. Abouraddy, D. N. Christodoulides, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Spatial Entanglement in Ordered and Anderson Photonic Lattices"
Physical Review Letters 110, 150503
U. Naether, S. Stuetzer, R. A. Vicencio, M. I. Molina, A. Tuennermann, S. Nolte, T. Kottos, D. N. Christodoulides, and A. Szameit
"Experimental observation of superdiffusive transport in random dimer lattices"
New Journal Of Physics 15


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