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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 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

A. U. Hassan, H. Hodaei, M.-A. Miri, M. Khajavikhan, D. N. Christodoulides
"Integrable nonlinear parity-time symmetric optical oscillator"
Physical Review E, 93, 042219
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
H. E. Kondakci, A. Szameit, A. F. Abouraddy, D. N. Christodoulides, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Sub-thermal to super-thermal light statistics from a disordered lattice via deterministic control of excitation symmetry"
Optica 3, 477-482 (2016)
Parinaz Aleahmad
"Monolithically Integrated InP-based Unidirectional Circulators Utilizing non-Hermiticity and Nonlinearity"
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
C. Xia, M. A. Eftekhar, R. Amezcua-Correa, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, A. Sch├╝lzgen, D. Christodoulides, and G. Li
"Supermodes in Coupled Multi-Core Waveguide Structures"
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 22 (2) , 4401212
Parinaz Aleahmad, Thamer Tabbakh, Demetrios Christodoulides, Patrick L. LiKamWa
"Controllable red and blue bandgap energy shifted LEDs and modulators on InGaAsP quantum well platform"
Proc. SPIE 9750, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XX, 97500N (March 1, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2211410
H. Hodaei, A. U. Hassan, J. Ren, W. E. Hayenga, M. A. Miri, D. N. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan
"Design Considerations for Single Mode Microring Lasers Using Parity-Time-Symmetry"
IEEE, Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Feb 26, 2016
Nicholas S. Nye, Ahmed El Halawany, Ahmed Bakry, M.A.N. Razvi, Ahmed Alshahrie, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Passive PT -symmetric metasurfaces with directional field scattering characteristics"
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (2016)
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


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