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Dr.  Demetrios Christodoulides

Dr. Demetrios Christodoulides

Pegasus Professor of Optics & Photonics/Cobb Family Endowed Chair

Nonlinear Waves

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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
2015 Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Reasearcher 2015
2015 Research Incentive Award
2014 Excellence in Research (College Award)
2014 Excellence in Research (University Award)
2012 UCF Pegasus Professor
2011 OSA R. W. Wood Prize

Recent Publications

P. Aleahmad, M. Khajavikhan, D. N. Christodoulides, P. Likamwa
"Integrated multi-port circulators for unidirectional optical information transport"
Scientific Reports- to appear (2017)
J. Ren, H. Hodaei, G. Harari, A. U. Hassan, W. Chow, M. Soltani, D. N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan
"Ultrasensitive micro-scale parity-time-symmetric ring laser gyroscope"
Optics Letters 42, 1556-1559
M.A. Eftekhar, M.S. Mills, L.G. Wright, M. Kolesik, R. Amezcua-Correa, F.W. Wise, and D.N. Christodoulides
"Versatile supercontinuum generation in parabolic multimode optical fibers"
CLEO, San Jose, CA. June, paper FF2A.3
M. A. Eftekhar, L. G. Wright, M. S. Mills, M. Kolesik, R. Amezcua Correa, F. W. Wise, and D. N. Christodoulides
"Versatile supercontinuum generation in parabolic multimode optical fibers"
Optics Express Vol. 25, Issue 8, pp. 9078-9087 (2017)
Absar U. Hassan, Bo Zhen, Marin Soljacic, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Dynamically Encircling Exceptional Points: Exact Evolution and Polarization State Conversion"
Physical Review Letters, 118(9), 093002
Z.S. Eznaveh, M.A. Eftekhar, J.E. Antonio Lopez, M. Kolesik, A. Sch├╝lzgen, F.W. Wise, D.N. Christodoulides, and R. Amezcua Correa
"Tailoring frequency generation in uniform and concatenated multimode fibers"
Optics Letters. 42(5), 1015-1018
Mohammad Amin Eftekhar, Zeinab Sanjabi Eznaveh, Jose Antonio-Lopez, Miroslav Kolesik, Axel Schulzgen, Frank W. Wise, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, Rodrigo Amezcua Correa
"Tailoring Nonlinear Frequency Generation in Graded-index Multimode Fibers"
Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest, paper Tu3H.3
H. Hodaei, A.U. Hassan, H. Garcia-Gracia, W.E. Hayenga, D.N. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan
"Enhanced sensitivity in PT-symmetric coupled resonators"
SPIE 10090, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIX, February
S. Shabahang, N. S. Nye, C. Markos, D. N. Christodoulides, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Reconfigurable opto-thermal graded-index waveguiding in bulk chalcogenide glasses"
Optics Letters 42, 1919-1922
G. Liang, A.F. Abouraddy, D.N. Christodoulides, and E.L. Thomas
"Asymmetric diffraction from two-component optical gratings made of passive and lossy materials"
Optics Express 24, 30164-30172


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