CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics
Dr.  Demetrios Christodoulides

Dr. Demetrios Christodoulides

Pegasus Professor of Optics & Photonics/Cobb Family Endowed Chair

Nonlinear Waves

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407-882-0074 (Office)


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

A.U. Hassan, H. Hodaei, M.A. Miri, M. Khajavikhan, D.N. Christodoulides
"Nonlinear reversal of the PT-symmetric phase transition in a system of coupled semiconductor microring resonators"
Physical Review A 92(6), pp.063807
M. Wimmer, M.A. Miri, D.N. Christodoulides, U. Peschel
"Observation of Bloch oscillations in complex PT-symmetric photonic lattices"
Scientific Reports, 5, pp.17760
L.G. Wright, S. Wabnitz, D.N. Christodoulides, F.W. Wise
"Ultrabroadband dispersive radiation by spatiotemporal oscillation of multimode waves"
Physical Review Letters, 115(22), pp.223902
H.E. Kondakci, A.P. Leija, A. Szameit, A. Abouraddy, D.N. Christodoulides, B. Saleh
"Deterministic Control of Photon Statistics by Activation of Chiral Symmetry in Disordered Lattices"
FiO, FTh2G.2
K. Makris, Z. Musslimani, D.N. Christodoulides, S. Rotter
"Diffractionless Waves of Constant Intensity"
FiO/LS, LM2I.3
M. Clerici, Y. Hu, P. Lassonde, C. Milián, A. Couairon, D.N. Christodoulides, Z. Chen, L. Razzari, F. Vidal, F. Légaré, D. Faccio, and R. Morandotti
"Guiding Discharges along Curved Paths"
FiO/LS, LM3I.3
W. Song, R. Gatdula, S. Abbaslou, M. Lu, A. Stein, W.Y. Lai, J. Provine, F. Pease, D.N. Christodoulides, W. Jiang
"High-Density Low-Crosstalk Waveguide Superlattice"
FiO, FM1F.6
M. Wimmer, A. Regensburger, M.A. Miri, C. Bersch, D.N. Christodoulides, U. Peschel
"Observation of PT-symmetric optical solitons in time-domain photonic lattices"
FiO, FM2D.4
H. Hodaei, M.A. Miri, A.U. Hassan, W.E. Hayenga, M. Heinrich, D.N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan
"Parity-time-symmetric coupled microring lasers operating around an exceptional point"
Optics Letters 40(21), pp.4955-4958
D.N. Christodoulides
"Physics and Applications of Airy Beams and Optical Accelerating Waves"
FiO/LS, LM2I.1, invited


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