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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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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

American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow
2015 Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Reasearcher 2015
2015 Research Incentive Award
2014 Excellence in Research (College Award)
2014 Excellence in Research (University Award)
2012 UCF Pegasus Professor
2011 OSA R. W. Wood Prize

Recent Publications

H. Hodaei, M.-A. Miri, A. U. Hassan, W. E. Hayenga, M. Heinrich, D. N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan
"Single mode lasing in transversely multi-moded PT-symmetric microring resonators"
Laser & Photonics Reviews 2016
L. Martin, H. E. Kondakci, A. Szameit, A. F. Abouraddy, D. N. Christodoulides, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Spatial and spatial-frequency representations of photonic Anderson lattices"
Phys. Rev. A, under review
Parinaz Aleahmad, Hector Moya Cessa, Ido Kaminer, Mordechai Segev, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Dynamics of accelerating Bessel solutions of Maxwell’s equations"
Journal of the Optical Society of America A (33), 10, pp. 2047-2052
Ahmed El Halawany
"Optical Parity Time Metasurface Structures"
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
HC Wang, and DN Christodoulides
"Two dimensional gap solitons in self-defocusing media with PT-symmetric superlattice"
Communications In Nonlinear Science And Numerical Simulation 38 pp.130-139
H. E. Kondakci, L. Martin, R. Keil, A. Perez-Leija, A. Szameit, A. F. Abouraddy, D. N. Christodoulides, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Hanbury Brown and Twiss anticorrelation in disordered photonic lattices"
Phys. Rev. A 94, 021804(R)
H. Hodaei, A. U. Hassan, W. E. Hayenga, M. A. Miri, D. N. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan,
"Dark-state lasers: mode management using exceptional points"
Opt. Lett. 41, 3049-3052 (2016)
A. Alhalawany, S. He, H. Hodaei, N.J. J. Johnson, D. Christodoulides, A. Almutairi, M. Khajavikhan,
"“Enhanced UV Upconversion Emission Using Plasmonic Nanocavities” "
CLEO San Jose CA (2016) (Poster Presentation)
P. Aleahmad, M. Khajavikhan, P. L. Likamwa, D. Christodoulides,
"“Monolithically Integrated Unidirectional Circulators Utilizing non-Hermiticity and Nonlinearity on InP” "
CLEO San Jose Ca (2016),paper FW1A.5
A. U. Hassan, H. Hodaei, M. A. Miri, D. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan,
"“Reversing the transition from an unbroken to a broken phase in a PT-symmetric dimer laser”"
CLEO San Jose CA (2016)


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