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
Reach for the Stars Award
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 22, in press
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"
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 450-457.
Highlight: B. Eggleton, Spotlight on Optics, March 2014:
A. F. Abouraddy, K. H. Kagalwala, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Two-point optical coherency matrix tomography"
Opt. Lett. 39, 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"
Physical Review Letters 110, 150503
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"
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 110, 15549-15554
A. F. Abouraddy, T. M. Yarnall, and G. Di Giuseppe
"Phase-unlocked Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometry"
Physical Review 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(2216)
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)