Pegasus Professor of Optics & Photonics/Cobb Family Endowed Chair
Demetri Christodoulides is the Cobb Family Endowed Chair and Pegasus Professor of Optics at CREOL-the College of Optics and Photonics of the University of Central Florida. He received his Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1986 and he subsequently joined Bellcore as a post-doctoral fellow at Murray Hill. Between 1988 and 2002 he was with the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Lehigh University. His research interests include linear and nonlinear optical beam interactions, synthetic optical materials, optical solitons, and quantum electronics. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 papers. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and the American Physical Society. In 2011 he received the R.W. Wood Prize of OSA.
Awards & Honors
American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow
Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Reasearcher 2015
Research Incentive Award
Excellence in Research (College Award)
Excellence in Research (University Award)
UCF Pegasus Professor
OSA R. W. Wood Prize
H. Hodaei, M.-A. Miri, A. U. Hassan, W. E. Hayenga,
M. Heinrich, D. N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan
"Single mode lasing in transversely multi-moded
PT-symmetric microring resonators"
Laser & Photonics Reviews 2016
Parinaz Aleahmad, Hector Moya Cessa, Ido Kaminer, Mordechai Segev, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Dynamics of accelerating Bessel solutions of Maxwell’s equations"
Journal of the Optical Society of America A (33), 10, pp. 2047-2052
HC Wang, and DN Christodoulides
"Two dimensional gap solitons in self-defocusing media with PT-symmetric superlattice"
Communications In Nonlinear Science And Numerical Simulation 38 pp.130-139
H. E. Kondakci, L. Martin, R. Keil, A. Perez-Leija, A. Szameit, A. F. Abouraddy, D. N. Christodoulides, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Hanbury Brown and Twiss anticorrelation in disordered photonic lattices"
Phys. Rev. A 94, 021804(R)
H. Hodaei, A. U. Hassan, W. E. Hayenga, M. A. Miri, D. N. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan,
"Dark-state lasers: mode management using exceptional points"
Opt. Lett. 41, 3049-3052 (2016)
A. Alhalawany, S. He, H. Hodaei, N.J. J. Johnson, D. Christodoulides, A. Almutairi, M. Khajavikhan,
"“Enhanced UV Upconversion Emission Using Plasmonic Nanocavities”
CLEO San Jose CA (2016) (Poster Presentation)
P. Aleahmad, M. Khajavikhan, P. L. Likamwa, D. Christodoulides,
"“Monolithically Integrated Unidirectional Circulators Utilizing non-Hermiticity and Nonlinearity on InP” "
CLEO San Jose Ca (2016),paper FW1A.5
A. U. Hassan, H. Hodaei, M. A. Miri, D. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan,
"“Reversing the transition from an unbroken to a broken phase in a PT-symmetric dimer laser”"
CLEO San Jose CA (2016)
H. Hodaei, A. U. Hassan, J. Ren, W. E. Hayenga, D. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan
"“Ultra-sensitive PT-symmetric coupled cavities” "
CLEO San Jose CA (2016)
H. E. Kondakci, R. Keil, A. Szameit, A. F. Abouraddy, D. N. Christodoulides, and B. E. A. Saleh
"Tailoring photon-number distribution in disordered lattices with chiral symmetry"
CLEO, San Jose, CA, June, 2016