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Dr. Mercedeh Khajavikhan

Dr. Mercedeh Khajavikhan

Associate Professor of Optics & Photonics

Plasmonics and Applied Quantum Optics



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Awards & Honors

2017 Teaching Incentive Program (TIP)
2017 UCF Reach for the Stars Award
2016 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (College level)
2016 ONR Young Investigator Award
2015 NSF Career Award
2014 Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow

Recent Publications

N. A. Mortensen, P. A. D. Goncalves, M. Khajavikhan,D. N. Christodoulides, C. Tserkezis, and C. Wolff
"Fluctuations and noise-limited sensing near the exceptional point of parity-time-symmetric resonator systems"
Optica, 5(10), pp. 1342-1346
J. Ren, Y. G. N. Liu, M. Parto, W. E. Hayenga, M. P. Hokmabadi, D. N. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan
"Unidirectional light emission in PT-symmetric microring lasers"
Optics Express, 26(21), pp. 27153-27160
William Hayenga
"Fundamental Properties of Metallic Nanolasers"
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
M. Parto, H. Lopez-Aviles, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, J. C. Alvarado Zacarias, M. Khajavikhan, R. Amezcua-Correa, and D. N. Christodoulides
"Observation of Aharonov-Bohm Suppression of Optical Tunneling in Twisted Multicore Fibers"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics OSA Terchnical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2018), paper FM1E.2
M. Parto, S. Wittek, H. Hodaei, G. Harari, M. A. Bandres, J. Ren, M. C. Rechtsman, M. Segev, D.N. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan
"Edge-Mode Lasing in 1D Topological Active Arrays"
Physical Review Letters, 120(11), 113901
M. Bandres, S. Wittek, G. Harari, M. Parto, J. Ren, M. Segev, D. N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan
"Topological insulator laser: experiments"
Science, 359(6381)
M. Parto, S. Wittek, H. Hodaei, G. Harari, M. A. Bandres, J. Ren, M. C. Rechtsman, M. Segev, D.N. Christodoulides, and M. Khajavikhan
"Complex Edge-State Phase Transitions in 1D Topological Laser Arrays"
Physical Review Letters, ACCEPTED
Q. Zhong, D.N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan, K. Makris, and R. El-Ganainy
"Power-law scaling of extreme dynamics near higher-order exceptional points"
Physical Review A, 97(2)
G. Harari, M. A. Bandres, Y. Lumer, M.C. Rechtsman, Y.D. Chong, M. Khajavikhan, D.N. Christodoulides, and M. Segev
"Topological insulator laser: theory"
Science, 359(6381)
R. El-Ganainy, K. Makris, M. Khajavikhan, Z. Musslimani, S. Rotter, and D.N. Christodoulides
"Non-Hermitian physics and PT-symmetry"
Nature Physics, 14(1), pp. 11-19


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