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
UCF Pegasus Professor
OSA's R. W. Wood Prize
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
Armando Perez-Leija, J. C. Hernandez-Herrejon, Hector Moya-Cessa, Alexander Szameit,
and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Generating photon-encoded W states in multiport waveguide-array systems"
Physical Review A 87, pp. 013842
Ze Zhang, Jing-Jiao Liu, Peng Zhang, Pei-Gen Ni, Jai Prakash, Yang Hu, Dong-Sheng Jiang, Demetrios Christodoulides, and Zhi-Gang Chen
"Generation of autofocusing beams with multi-Airy beams"
Acta Physica Sinica 62(3)
Shima Fardad, Matthew S. Mills, Peng Zhang, Weining Man, Zhigang Chen, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Interactions between self-channeled optical beams in soft-matter systems with artificial nonlinearities"
Optics Letters, 38(18), pp. 3585-3587