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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
2016 Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Reasearcher 2016
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

A. K. Jahromi, A. U. Hassan, D. N. Christodoulides, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Statistical parity-time-symmetric lasing in an optical fibre network"
Nat. Commun. 8, 1359 (2017)
R. ElGanainy, K. Makris, M. Khajavikhan, Z. Musslimani, S. Rotter, D.N. Christodoulides
"Non-Hermitian physics and PT-symmetry"
Nature Physics (to appear)
Midya Parto, Helena Lopez-Aviles, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Rodrigo Amezcua-Correa, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Topological Aharonov-Bohm suppression of optical tunneling in twisted nonlinear multicore fibers"
Phys. Rev. A 96, 043816 (2017).
M. A. Eftekhar, Z. Sanjabi-Eznaveh, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, F. W. Wise, D. N. Christodoulides, and R. Amezcua-Correa
"Instant and efficient second-harmonic generation and downconversion in unprepared graded-index multimode fibers"
Optics Letters Vol. 42, Issue 17, pp. 3478-3481 (2017)
H. E. Kondakci, A. Szameit, A. F. Abouraddy, D. N. Christodoulides, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Interferometric control of the photon-number distribution"
APL Photonics 2, 071301
Hossein Hodaei, Absar U. Hassan, Steffen Wittek, Hipolito Garcia-Gracia, Ramy El-Ganainy, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, and Mercedeh Khajavikhan
"Enhanced sensitivity at higher-order exceptional points"
Nature 548, 187-191
Mercedeh Khajavikhan, M. Ali Miri, Andrea Alu, Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Parity-Time Symmetry in Optics"
Encyclopedia of Modern Optics II, Submitted
F. Wu, M. A. Eftekhar, Z. Chen, and D. Christodoulides
"Akhmediev Breathers in Nonlinear Partially Coherent Environments"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, paper FM3F.5
M. A. Eftekhar, Z. S. Eznaveh, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, J. C. Alvarado Zacarias, A. Sch├╝lzgen, M. Kolesik, F. W. Wise, R. A. Correa, and D. Christodoulides
"Broadband supercontinuum generation in tapered multimode graded-index optical fibers"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, paper STh1K.7
W. Hayenga, M. Parto, H. Hodaei, P. LiKamWa, D. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan
"Coupled Metallic Nanolaser Arrays"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, paper FTu3H.7


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