Academic Positions

  • Professor, Materials Dept., University of Crete (2011-)
  • Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar (2018-2021)
  • Collaborating Faculty, IESL-FORTH, Greece (2015-)
  • Principal Researcher, Deputy Director IESL-FORTH, Greece (2009-2015)

Short CV

Stelios Tzortzakis received his Ph.D. from the Ecole Polytechnique (France, 2001) in Nonlinear Optics. He is a Full Professor of Physics at the Materials Department of the University of Crete in Greece and at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He has worked and collaborated with many research laboratories in Europe, Asia, and the USA. He has held a CNRS position at the Ecole Polytechnique in France (2003-2005). In 2006 he established, with a European Union Marie Curie Excellence Grant, the UNIS research group at IESL-FORTH, where he served also as the deputy director of the Institute (2009-2015), while presently he is a collaborating faculty. Prof. Tzortzakis is a recognized expert in nonlinear laser propagation phenomena and has created the website, a unique information resource for the related scientific community. More info…


Research Interests

  • Nonlinear interactions of intense femtosecond laser pulses with matter.
  • Nonlinear laser propagation phenomena – filamentation.
  • Nonspreading wave packets in the linear and nonlinear regimes.
  • Intense tunable THz sources and THz nonlinear Optics.
  • Ultrafast dynamically tunable THz metamaterials.
  • Photonic structuring in the bulk of transparent solid materials.
  • Quantum and complexity physics with photonic lattices.

Selected Publications

Observation of extremely efficient terahertz generation from mid-infrared two-color laser filaments

D. Anastasios Koulouklidis, Claudia Gollner, Valentina Shumakova, Yu Vladimir Fedorov, Audrius Pugžlys, Andrius Baltuška, Stelios Tzortzakis

Experimental Demonstration of Ultrafast THz Modulation in a Graphene-Based Thin Film Absorber through Negative Photoinduced Conductivity

C. Anna Tasolamprou, D. Anastasios Koulouklidis, Christina Daskalaki, P. Charalampos Mavidis, George Kenanakis, George Deligeorgis, Zacharias Viskadourakis, Polina Kuzhir, Stelios Tzortzakis, Maria Kafesaki, N. Eleftherios Economou, M. Costas Soukoulis

Phase Memory Preserving Harmonics from Abruptly Autofocusing Beams

D. Anastasios Koulouklidis, G. Dimitris Papazoglou, Yu Vladimir Fedorov, Stelios Tzortzakis

Highly efficient broadband terahertz generation from ultrashort laser filamentation in liquids

Indranuj Dey, Kamalesh Jana, Yu Vladimir Fedorov, D. Anastasios Koulouklidis, Angana Mondal, Moniruzzaman Shaikh, Deep Sarkar, D. Amit Lad, Stelios Tzortzakis, Arnaud Couairon, Ravindra G. Kumar

Crossing the threshold of ultrafast laser writing in bulk silicon

Margaux Chanal, Yu Vladimir Fedorov, Maxime Chambonneau, Raphaël Clady, Stelios Tzortzakis, David Grojo

Accessing Extreme Spatiotemporal Localization of High-Power Laser Radiation through Transformation Optics and Scalar Wave Equations

Y. V. Fedorov, M. Chanal, D. Grojo, S. Tzortzakis

Enhanced terahertz wave emission from air-plasma tailored by abruptly autofocusing laser beams

Kang Liu, D. Anastasios Koulouklidis, G. Dimitrios Papazoglou, Stelios Tzortzakis, Xi-Cheng Zhang

Sharply autofocused ring-Airy beams transforming into non-linear intense light bullets

P. Panagiotopoulos, G. D. Papazoglou, A. Couairon, S. Tzortzakis

Observation and Optical Tailoring of Photonic Lattice Filaments

M. Bellec, P. Panagiotopoulos, G. D. Papazoglou, K. N. Efremidis, A. Couairon, S. Tzortzakis

Optically Implemented Broadband Blueshift Switch in the Terahertz Regime

Nian-Hai Shen, Maria Massaouti, Mutlu Gokkavas, Jean-Michel Manceau, Ekmel Ozbay, Maria Kafesaki, Thomas Koschny, Stelios Tzortzakis, M. Costas Soukoulis