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 65 journal publications, 130 conference presentations, and 55 invited talks; he 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. He also continues to pursue his research testing the foundations of quantum mechanics and implementing optical realizations of quantum computation. He was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in August 2014.
Awards & Honors
College of Optics and Photonics Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
2014 CREOL Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
Reach for the Stars Award
2014 UCF ‘Reach for the Stars’ Award (Inaugural year)
College Excellence in Research Award
Optimax Research Grant
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award
E.-H. Banaei and A. F. Abouraddy
"Design of a polymer optical fiber luminescent solar concentrator"
Progress in Photovoltaics 23, 403-416
H. E. Kondakci, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Discrete Anderson speckle"
Optica 2, 201-209
G. Tao, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, A. M. Stolyarov, S. Danto, J. V. Badding, Y. Fink, J. Ballato, and A. F. Abouraddy
Adv. Opt. Photon., accepted
G. Tao, S. Shabahang, S. Dai, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Multimaterial disc-to-fiber approach to efficiently produce robust infrared fibers"
Optical Materials Express 4(10), pp. 2143-2149
S. Shabahang, G. Tao, M. P. Marquez, H. Hu, T. R. Ensley, P. J. Delfyett, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Nonlinear characterization of robust multimaterial chalcogenide nanotapers for infrared supercontinuum generation"
Journal of the Optical Society of America B 31, 450-457. Highlight: B. Eggleton, Spotlight on Optics, March 2014: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/spotlight/summary.cfm?uri=josab-31-3-450; selected for the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics 9(5), pp. 450
G. Tao, S. Shabahang, H. Ren, F. Khalilzadeh-Rezaie, R. E. Peale, Z. Yang, X. Wang, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Robust multimaterial tellurium-based chalcogenide glass fibers for mid-wave and long-wave infrared transmission"
Optics Letters 39(13), pp. 4009-4012
A. F. Abouraddy, K. H. Kagalwala, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Two-point optical coherency matrix tomography"
Optics Letters 39, pp. 2411-2414
Kumel H. Kagalwala, Giovanni Di Giuseppe, Ayman F. Abouraddy, and Bahaa 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
S. Shabahang, G. Tao, J. J. Kaufman, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Dispersion characterization of chalcogenide bulk glass, composite fibers, and robust nanotapers"
Journal of the Optical Society of America 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