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Dr. Ayman Abouraddy

Dr. Ayman Abouraddy

Associate Professor of Optics & Photonics

Multi-material Optical Fiber Devices



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CREOL A116 (Office)
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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 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

G. Tao, A. F. Abouraddy, A. M. Stolyarov, and Y. Fink
"Multimaterial Fibers"
Chapter 1 of A. Cusano, M. Consales, A. Crescitelli, and A. Ricciardi, Eds., Lab-on-Fiber Technology, Springer
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
Massimo (Maximilian) Villinger
"Broadband Coherent Perfect Absorption in One-Dimensional Optical Systems"
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida, Orlando
H. E. Kondakci, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Discrete Anderson speckle"
Optica 2(3), pp.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
Joshua Kaufman
"Multifunctional, Multimaterial Particle Fabrication Via an In-Fiber Fluid Instability"
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida Orlando
G. Tao and A. F. Abouraddy
"Multimaterial fibers: a new concept in infrared fiber optics"
Proc. SPIE 9098, 90980V


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