Pegasus Professor of Optics & Photonics/Cobb Family Endowed Chair
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
Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Reasearcher 2015
Research Incentive Award
Excellence in Research (College Award)
Excellence in Research (University Award)
UCF Pegasus Professor
OSA R. W. Wood Prize
M.A. Eftekhar, M.S. Mills, L.G. Wright, M. Kolesik, R. Amezcua-Correa, F.W. Wise, and D.N. Christodoulides
"Versatile supercontinuum generation in parabolic multimode optical fibers"
CLEO, San Jose, CA. June, paper FF2A.3
J. Ren, H. Hodaei, G. Harari, A. U. Hassan, W. Chow, M. Soltani, D. N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan,
"Ultrasensitive micro-scale parity-time-symmetric ring laser gyroscope,"
Opt. Lett. (accepted) (2017)
H. Hodaei, A.U. Hassan, H. Garcia-Gracia, W.E. Hayenga, D.N. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan
"Enhanced sensitivity in PT-symmetric coupled resonators"
SPIE 10090, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIX, February
Absar U. Hassan, Bo Zhen, Marin Soljacic, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Dynamically Encircling Exceptional Points: Exact Evolution and Polarization State Conversion"
Physical Review Letters, 118, 093002 (2017)
G. Liang, A.F. Abouraddy, D.N. Christodoulides, and E.L. Thomas
"Asymmetric diffraction from two-component optical gratings made of passive and lossy materials"
Optics Express 24, 30164-30172
J.T. Cole, K.G. Makris, Z.H. Musslimani, D.N. Christodoulides, and S. Rotter
"Modulational instability in a PT-symmetric vector nonlinear Schrodinger system"
Physica D-Nonlinear Phenomena, 336, pp.53-61
L.G. Wright, Z.W. Liu, D.A. Nolan, M.J. Li, D.N. Christodoulides, and F.W. Wise
"Self-organized instability in graded-index multimode fibres"
Nature Photonics 10(12), pp.771
H. Hodaei, M.A. Miri, A.U. Hassan, W.E. Hayenga, M. Heinrich, D.N. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan
"Single mode lasing in transversely multi-moded PT-symmetric microring resonators"
Laser & Photonics Reviews 10(3), pp.494-499
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"
Physical Review A, under review
H.E. Kondakci, R. Keil, A. Perez-Leija, A. Szameit, A.F. Abouraddy, D.N. Christodoulides, and B.E.A. Saleh
"Controlling Mandel’s Q-parameter in disordered lattices via excitation-symmetry breaking"
FiO, Rochester, NY, October