Ayman F. Abouraddy received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, in 1994 and 1997, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Boston University, Boston, MA, in 2003, all in electrical engineering. In 2003 he joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, as a postdoctoral fellow working with Prof. Yoel Fink (Materials Science & Engineering) and Prof. John D. Joannopoulos (Physics), and then became a Research Scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics in 2005. At MIT he pursued research on novel multi-material optical fiber structures, photonic bandgap fibers, nanophotonics, fiber-based optoelectronic devices, and mid-infrared nonlinear fiber optics. He has also been engaged in investigating techniques that lead to sub-diffraction-limited resolution in optical microscopy and lithography. He is the coauthor of more than 45 journal publications and 80 c0nference presentations, holds seven patents, and has three patents pending. His research also encompasses quantum optics and quantum information processing. He joined CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, at the University of Central Florida as an assistant professor in September 2008 where he has since established facilities for fabricating new classes of polymer and soft-glass fibers for applications ranging from mid-infrared optics to solar energy concentration. Together with Prof. Bahaa Saleh, he established a quantum optics laboratory that carries out research testing the foundations of quantum mechanics and implementing optical realizations of quantum computation.
Awards & Honors
College Excellence in Research Award
Optimax Research Grant
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award
K. H. Kagalwala, G. Di Giuseppe, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Bell's measure in classical optical coherence"
Nature Photonics 7, 72-78; Interview, D. Pile, “Quantum tools for classical coherence,” Nature Photonics 7, 80
E.-H. Banaei and A. F. Abouraddy
"Design of a polymer optical fiber luminescent solar concentrator"
Progress in Photovoltaics, in press
S. Shabahang, G. Tao, J. J. Kaufman, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Dispersion characterization of chalcogenide bulk glass, composite fibers, and robust nanotapers"
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2498-2506
G. Di Giuseppe, L. Martin, A. Perez-Leija, R. Keil, F. Dreisow, S. Nolte, A. Szameit, A. F. Abouraddy, D. N. Christodoulides, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Spatial Entanglement in Ordered and Anderson Photonic Lattices"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 150503 (2013)
J. J. Kaufman, R. Ottman, G. Tao, S. Shabahang, E.-H. Banaei, X. Liang, S. G. Johnson, Y. Fink, R. Chakrabarti, and A. F. Abouraddy
"In-fiber production of polymeric particles for biosensing and encapsulation"
Proc. Natl. Acad. Science (USA) 110, in press
A. F. Abouraddy, T. M. Yarnall, and G. Di Giuseppe
"Phase-unlocked Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometry"
Phys. Rev. A 87, 062106
A. Gumennik, L. Wei, G. Lestoquoy, A. M. Stolyarov, X. Jia, P. H. Rekemeyer, M. J. Smith, X. Liang, B. J.-B. Grena, S. G. Johnson, S. Gradecak, A. F. Abouraddy, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Y. Fink
"Silicon-in-silica spheres via axial thermal gradient in-fibre capillary instabilities"
Nature Communications 4, Article number: 2216, doi:10.1038/ncomms3216
A. F. Abouraddy, G. Di Giuseppe, D. N. Christodoulides, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Anderson localization and colocalization of spatially entangled photons"
Physical Review A 86, 040302(R)
A. F. Abouraddy, T. M. Yarnall, G. Di Giuseppe, M. C. Teich, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Encoding arbitrary four-qubit states in the spatial parity of a photon pair"
Physical Review A 85(6) 062317
A. F. Abouraddy, T. M. Yarnall, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Generalized optical interferometry for modal analysis in arbitrary degrees of freedom"
Optics Letters 37, pp. 2889-2891