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Dr. Ayman Abouraddy

Dr. Ayman Abouraddy

Professor of Optics & Photonics/FPCE

Multi-material Optical Fiber Devices



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Ayman F. Abouraddy received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, in 1994 and 1997, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Boston University, Boston, MA, in 2003, all in electrical engineering. In 2003 he joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, as a postdoctoral fellow working with Prof. Yoel Fink (Materials Science & Engineering) and Prof. John D. Joannopoulos (Physics), and then became a Research Scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics in 2005. At MIT he pursued research on novel multi-material optical fiber structures, photonic bandgap fibers, nanophotonics, fiber-based optoelectronic devices, and mid-infrared nonlinear fiber optics. He has also been engaged in investigating techniques that lead to sub-diffraction-limited resolution in optical microscopy and lithography. He is the coauthor of more than 65 journal publications, 130 conference presentations, and 55 invited talks; he holds seven patents, and has three patents pending. His research also encompasses quantum optics and quantum information processing. He joined CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, at the University of Central Florida as an assistant professor in September 2008 where he has since established facilities for fabricating new classes of polymer and soft-glass fibers for applications ranging from mid-infrared optics to solar energy concentration. He also continues to pursue his research testing the foundations of quantum mechanics and implementing optical realizations of quantum computation. He was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in August 2014.

Awards & Honors

The Optical Society (OSA) Fellow
2017 Promoted to the rank of Professor
2015 Research Incentive Award (University)
2014 College of Optics and Photonics Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
2014 Reach for the Stars Award
2013 College Excellence in Research Award
2010 Optimax Research Grant
2009 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award

Recent Publications

Alex Sincore Justin Cook Felix Tan Ayman F. Abouraddy Martin C. Richardson Kenneth L. Schepler
"Practical limits of power transmission through single-mode chalcogenide fibers"
Opt. Eng. 57(11), 111807 (2018)
B. Bhaduri, M. Yessenov, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Meters-long propagation of diffraction-free space-time light-sheets"
Optics Express, 26(16), pp. 20111-20121
HE. Kondakci & AF Abouraddy
"Self-healing of space-time light sheets"
Optics Letters, 43(16), pp. 3830-3833
Ali Kazemi Jahromi
"Analysis and Design of Non-Hermitian Optical Systems"
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
On scene reconstruction from spatial coherence measurements
"A. Beckus, A. Tamasan, A. Dogariu, A. F. Abouraddy, and G. K. Atia"
OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, Orlando, FL, June 25 – 28, 2018
A. K. Jahromi, A. Van Newkirk, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Coherent Perfect Absorption in a Weakly Absorbing Fiber"
IEEE Photonics Journal, 10(3), 6500810
M. Yessenov, H. E. Kondakci, M. Meem, R. Menon, A. F. Abouraddy
"Incoherent diffraction-free space-time light sheets produced from a broadband LED"
OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, Orlando, FL, June 25 – 28, 2018
A. Beckus, A. Tamasan, A. Dogariu, A.F. Abouraddy, and G.K. Atia
"On the inverse problem of source reconstruction from coherence measurements"
Journal of the Optical Society of America A-Optics Image Science and Vision, 35(6), pp. 959-968
H. E. Kondakci and A. F. Abouraddy
"Demonstration of subluminal and superluminal group velocities of diffraction-free space-time light sheets in free space"
CLEO 2018, May 14 – 19, 2018
C. Okoro, H. E. Kondacki, A. F. Abouraddy, and K. C. Toussaint
"Experimental demonstration of an optical-coherence converter"
CLEO 2018, May 14 – 19, 2018


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