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

Dr. Demetrios Christodoulides

Pegasus Professor of Optics & Photonics/Cobb Family Endowed Chair

Nonlinear Waves

Email (Work)


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 350 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 and in 2018 the OSA Max Born Award.


Awards & Honors

American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow
2018 Max Born Award
2017 Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher 2014-2017
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
2002 Cobb Family Endowed Chair

Recent Publications

L.G. Wright, Z.M. Ziegler, P.M. Lushnikov, Z.M. Zhu, M. A. Eftekhar, D.N. Christodoulides, and F.W. Wise
"Multimode nonlinear fiber optics: massively parallel numerical solver, tutorial, and outlook"
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 24(3), 5100516
O.V. Shramkova, K.G. Makris, D.N. Christodoulides, and G.P. Tsironis
"Dispersive non-Hermitian optical heterostructures"
Photonics Research, 6(4), pp. A1-A5
M. Parto, S. Wittek, H. Hodaei, G. Harari, M. A. Bandres, J. Ren, M. C. Rechtsman, M. Segev, D.N. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan
"Complex Edge-State Phase Transitions in 1D Topological Laser Arrays"
Physical Review Letters, ACCEPTED
Q. Zhong, D.N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan, K. Makris, and R. El-Ganainy
"Power-law scaling of extreme dynamics near higher-order exceptional points"
Physical Review A, ACCEPTED
G. Harari, M. A. Bandres, Y. Lumer, M.C. Rechtsman, Y.D. Chong, M. Khajavikhan, D.N. Christodoulides, and M. Segev
"Topological insulator laser: theory"
Science, 01 Feb
R. El-Ganainy, K. Makris, M. Khajavikhan, Z. Musslimani, S. Rotter, and D.N. Christodoulides
"Non-Hermitian physics and PT-symmetry"
Nature Physics, 14(1), pp. 11-19
M. Bandres, S. Wittek, G. Harari, M. Parto, J. Ren, M. Segev, D. N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan
"Topological insulator laser: experiments"
Science, 01 Feb
D.F.P. Pile and D.N. Christodoulides
"Gaining with loss"
Nature Photonics, 11(12), pp. 742-743
D.N. Christodoulides, P.L. Likamwa, P. Aleahmad, and R. El-Ganainy
"Integrated optical circulator apparatus, method, and applications"
App. #: 15/627964
A.U. Hassan, G.L. Galmiche, G. Harari, P.L. Likamwa, M. Khajavikhan, M Segev, and D.N. Christodoulides
"Chiral state conversion without encircling an exceptional point"
Physical Review A, 96(5), 052129


Science & Technology Skip Navigation Links.
Fiber Optics
Fiber Fabrication Technology
Nano-structured Fibers
Optoelectronics & Integrated Photonics
Periodic Structures & Photonic Crystals
Nonlinear & Quantum Optics
Nonlinear Guided Waves & Fibers
Nonlinear Optical Materials
Nonlinear Optics in Periodic Structures
Applications Skip Navigation Links.
Contact Webmaster © University of Central Florida
4304 Scorpius St., Orlando FL 32816-2700 | 407-823-6800