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Dr. Ayman Abouraddy

Dr. Ayman Abouraddy

Associate Professor of Optics & Photonics

Multi-material Optical Fiber Devices



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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 Research Incentive Award (University)
2014 College of Optics and Photonics Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
2014 Reach for the Stars Award
2013 College Excellence in Research Award
2010 Optimax Research Grant
2009 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award

Recent Publications

H. E. Kondakci, A. Szameit, A. F. Abouraddy, D. N. Christodoulides, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Sub-thermal to super-thermal light statistics from a disordered lattice via deterministic control of excitation symmetry"
Optica 3, 477-482 (2016)
Felix A. Tan, Roxana Rezvani Naraghi, Marielena Burdge, Sergey Sukhov, Aristide Dogariu, and Ayman Abouraddy
"Diffusive Optical Scattering from TiO2/Polymer Composite Microspheres"
MRS Spring 2016 Conference, Phoenix, AZ, EE14.4.20
Felix A. Tan, Joshua J. Kaufman, and Ayman F. Abouraddy
"Multi-Scale Processes and Devices for Fabrication of Functional Composite Fibers"
MRS Spring 2016 Conference, Phoenix, AZ, MD6.1.08
Felix A. Tan, Roxana Rezvani Naraghi, Marielena Burdge, Sergey Sukhov, Aristide Dogariu, and Ayman F. Abouraddy
"Diffusive multi-scale spheres based on composite polymer systems"
SPIE Photonics West 2016, Conference Paper 9759-57
M.L. Villinger, M. Bayat, L.N. Pye, A.F. Abouraddy
"Analytical model for coherent perfect absorption in one-dimensional photonic structures"
Optics Letters 40(23), pp.5550-5553
A.F. Abouraddy
"Polymeric fiber luminescent solar concentrators"
Patent Pending 11/04/2015 62/250,570
A.F. Abouraddy, A. Dogariu, J. Kaufman, R. Rezvani Naraghi, S. Sukhov, F. Tan
"Structured granular composite materials, method of fabrication, and applications"
Patent Pending 11/16/2015 14/942,042
A.F. Abouraddy, W. Larson, L. Martin, L. Pye, S. Shabahang, M. Villinger
"Ultra-high absorption of incoherent light over large bandwidths in systems that have low intrinsic absorption in that range"
Patent Pending 11/16/2015 62/255,765
H. E. Kondakci, A. F. Abouraddy, 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, selected for the journal cover
H. E. Kondakci, A. P. Leija, A. Szameit, A. F. Abouraddy, D. N. Christodoulides, B. E. A. Saleh
"Deterministic Control of Photon Statistics by Activation of Chiral Symmetry in Disordered Lattices"
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