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Andreas Othonos

Department of Physics
Cyprus University of Technology


Andreas Othonos received his B.Sc. in theoretical physics (1984) and M.Sc. in high-energy physics (1986) from the University of Toronto. In 1990 he has been awarded a Ph.D. degree by the University of Toronto for his work in the area of Ultrafast Laser Semiconductor Interactions. His experimental research was conducted between 1986-1990 at the University of Toronto, the Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research Centre and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). From 1990 to 1996 he has been with the Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research Centre at the University of Toronto working on ultrafast dynamics in semiconductors and fiber Bragg gratings. Since 1996 he has been in the Department of Physics at the University of Cyprus. He is also the Head and Principal Investigator of the Research Center of Ultrafast Science. His current research interest involves Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductors and Nanostructures, Optoelectronics, Nanotechnology, Laser-matter Interactions, Non-linear Optics, and Fiber Bragg gratings. Othonos is the author of one book and over 120 journal papers. He participated in number of research programs in Europe and a number of research programs from Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus. Last three years he has been awarded three infrastructure programs (total funding > €1,500,000) from the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus which allowed him to create and manage the Laboratory of Ultrafast Science ( at the University of Cyprus.

Research Interest

Semiconductor Physics, Ultrafast Interactions, Laser Physics, Quantum Optics, Fiber Bragg Gratings


  • A. Othonos, E. Lioudakis, A.G. Nassiopoulou Surface-Related States in Oxidized Silicon Nanocrystals Enhance Carrier Relaxation and Inhibit Auger Recombination Nanoscale Res Lett, 3, page:315, (2008).

  • A. Othonos, G. Itskos, D. D. C. Bradley, M. D. Dawson, and I. M. Watson, “Influence of surface related states on the carrier dynamics in (Ga,In)N/GaN single quantum wells”, Applied Physics Letters, 94, 203102, (2009).

  • A. Othonos, , G. Itskos, Neophytou, Marios, Choulis, Stelios A, “Excitation dynamics of a low bandgap silicon-bridged dithiophene copolymer and its composites with fullerenes” Applied Physics Letters, 100 Issue: 15 Article Number: 153303 DOI: 10.1063/1.3703601 Published: APR 9 2012

  • A. Othonos, C.Christofides and, M.Zervos “Ultrafast transient spectroscopy and photoluminescence properties of V2O5 nanowires” Applied Physics Letters, 103, 133112 doi: 10.1063/1.4823506 (2013);

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