Demetri Christodoulides is a Provost’s Distinguished Research Professor 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
UCF Pegasus Professor
OSA's R. W. Wood Prize
Miguel A. Bandres, Ido Kaminer, Matthew Mills, B.M. Rodríguez-Lara, Elad Greenfield, Morderchai Segev and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Accelerating Optical Beams"
Opt & Phot. News, 24, June Issue, 2013
Mordechai Segev, Yaron Silberberg, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Anderson localization of light"
Nature Photonics 7(3), pp.197-204
Armando Perez-Leija, Robert Keil, Alastair Kay, Hector Moya-Cessa, Stefan Nolte, Leong-Chuan Kwek, Blas M. Rodriguez-Lara, Alexander Szameit, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Coherent quantum transport in photonic lattices"
Physical Review A 87, 012309
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"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 150503 (2013)
U. Naether, S. Stuetzer, R. A. Vicencio, M. I. Molina, A. Tuennermann, S. Nolte, T. Kottos, D. N. Christodoulides, and A. Szameit
"Experimental observation of superdiffusive transport in random dimer lattices"
New Journal Of Physics 15
Armando Perez-Leija, J. C. Hernandez-Herrejon, Hector Moya-Cessa, Alexander Szameit,
and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Generating photon-encoded W states in multiport waveguide-array systems"
Physical Review A 87, 013842
Shima Fardad, Matthew S. Mills, Peng Zhang, Weining Man, Zhigang Chen, and D. N. Christodoulides
"Interactions between self-channeled optical beams in soft-matter systems with artificial nonlinearities"
Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 18, pp. 3585-3587 (2013)
A. Regensburger, M.-A. Miri, C. Bersch, J. Nager, G. Onishchukov, D. N. Christodoulides, and U. Peschel
"Observation of Defect States in PT-Symmetric Optical Lattices"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 223902 (2013)
Juanying Zhao, Peng Zhang, Dongmei Deng, Jingjiao Liu, Yuanmei Gao, Ioannis D. Chremmos, Nikolaos K. Efremidis, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, and Zhigang Chen
"Observation of self-accelerating Bessel-like optical beams along arbitrary trajectories"
Optics Letters 38(4), pp.498-500
M. Wimmer, A. Regensburger, C. Bersch, M.-A. Miri, S. Batz, G. Onishchukov, D. N. Christodoulides, and U. Peschel
"Optical diametric drive acceleration through action-reaction symmetry breaking"
Nature Physics 9, 780 (2013)