CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics
Dr. Ayman Abouraddy

Dr. Ayman Abouraddy

Associate Professor of Optics & Photonics

Multi-material Optical Fiber Devices



407-823-6809 (Work)


CREOL A116 (Office)
CREOL A114 (Lab)
CREOL A105 (Lab)
CREOL 216 (Lab)
CREOL A302 (Lab)


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

2015 RIA university wide
2014 College of Optics and Photonics Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
2014 2014 CREOL Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
2014 Reach for the Stars Award
2014 2014 UCF ‘Reach for the Stars’ Award (Inaugural year)
2013 College Excellence in Research Award
2010 Optimax Research Grant
2009 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award

Recent Publications

M. L. Villinger, M. Bayat, L. N. Pye, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Analytical model for coherent perfect absorption in one-dimensional photonic structures"
Opt. Lett. 40, 5550-5553
H. E. Kondakci, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh
"A photonic thermalization gap in disordered lattices"
Nature Physics 11, 930-935. [News and Views: A. Szameit, "Chaos from symmetry," Nature Physics 11, 895-896 (2015); selected for the journal cover]
D. Mardani, A. F. Abouraddy, and G. Atia
"Efficient optical mode analysis using compressive interferometry"
Opt. Express 23, 28449-28458
K. H. Kagalwala, H. E. Kondakci, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Optical coherency matrix tomography"
Scientific Reports 5, 15333
G. Tao, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, A. M. Stolyarov, S. Danto, J. V. Badding, Y. Fink, J. Ballato, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Infrared fibers (Invited Review)"
Advances In Optics And Photonics 7(2), pp.379-458
E.-H. Banaei and A. F. Abouraddy
"Design of a polymer optical fiber luminescent solar concentrator"
Progress in Photovoltaics 23(4), 403-416
H. E. Kondakci, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Discrete Anderson speckle"
Optica 2(3), 201-209
G. Tao and A. F. Abouraddy
"Robust fibers for delivering infrared light"
SPIE Newsroom, 12 Dec. (2014). DOI: 10.1117/2.1201411.005660
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
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


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