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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 350 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 and in 2018 the OSA Max Born Award.


Awards & Honors

American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow
2018 Max Born Award
2017 Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher 2014-2017
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
2002 Cobb Family Endowed Chair

Recent Publications

M. P. Hokmabadi, N. Nye, R. El-Ganainy, D. N. Christodoulides, M. Khajavikhan
"Supersymmetric Laser Arrays"
Science (to appear)
H. E. Lopez-Aviles, F. O. Wu, Z. Sanjabi Eznaveh, M. A. Eftekhar, F. Wise, R. Amezcua Correa, and D. N. Christodoulides
"A systematic analysis of parametric instabilities in nonlinear parabolic multimode fibers"
APL Photonics 4, 022803 (2019)
M. Parto, H. Lopez-Aviles, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, M. Khajavikhan, R. Amezcua-Correa, D. N. Christodoulides,
"Observation of twist-induced geometric phases and inhibition of optical tunneling via Aharonov-Bohm effects"
Science Advances
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
P. P. Donahue, C. Zhang, N. Nye, J.Miller, C.-Y. Wang, R. Tang, D. Christodoulides, C. D. Keating, and Z. Liu
"Controlling Disorder by Electric-Field-Directed Reconfiguration of Nanowires To Tune Random Lasing"
ACS Nano, 12(7), pp. 7343-7351
S. Maayani, R. Dahan, Y. Kligerman, E. Moses, A. U. Hassan, H. Jing, F. Nori, D. N. Christodoulides and T. Carmon
"Flying couplers above spinning resonators generate irreversible refraction"
Nature, 558(7711), pp. 569
M. A. Eftekhar, Z. Sanjabi-Eznaveh, J. E. Antonio-Lopez, H. E Lopez Aviles, S. Benis, M. Kolesik, A. Sch├╝lzgen, F. W. Wise, R. Amezcua Correa, and D. N. Christodoulides
"Accelerating nonlinear interactions in tapered multimode fibers"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics OSA Terchnical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2018), paper FTh1M.3
Helena Lopez Aviles, Fan Wu, Z. Sanjabi Eznaveh, Mohammad Amin Eftekhar, Frank W. Wise, R. Amezcua Correa, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides
"Analysis of Parametric Instabilities in Parabolic Multimode Fibers under High Intensity Conditions"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2018), paper FTh4E.6
L.G. Wright, Z.M. Ziegler, P.M. Lushnikov, Z.M. Zhu, M. A. Eftekhar, D.N. Christodoulides, and F.W. Wise
"Multimode Nonlinear Fiber Optics: Massively Parallel Numerical Solver, Tutorial, and Outlook"
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 24(3). 5100516


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