Prof. Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Building 51, room 328, Tel. 08-6479803, Email:

Research Fields:

Liquid Crystal Devices: We develop electrooptic devices for modulation of light and their photonic applications in imaging and optical telecommunications such as tunable filters, polarization controllers, and fast phase and intensity modulators.  In addition we are part of the project to develop night goggles based on LCDs.

Optical Biosensors: In this activity optical biosensors are being developed based on nanophotonic and plasmonic structures for environmental and medical applications such as for water quality control and blood analytes sensing.

Optica bioimaging systems: these systems combine LC devices in order to improve the image quality and enhance their performance such as a spectropolarimetric system for skin cancer detection and full field optical coherence tomography system for 3D imaging in real time.


Prof. Adrian Stern

Building 51 Room 205, Tel: 08-6479804, Email:

Research fields:

Computational optical sensing and imaging (COSI): Developing intelligent optical imaging and sensing systems that combine advanced digital processing techniques with specially designed optics. Among others, we develop system and methods for motion detection and tracking, and hyperspectral imaging for satellite remote sensing.

Compressive Sensing- this is a novel theory for digital signal acquisition (that allows sub Nyquist sampling) – we are developing optical implementation that take advantage of this new theory.

Three Dimensional (3D) imaging-we developed theory, algorithms, methods for coherent and incoherent 3D imaging, techniques for visualization of 3D data. 


Prof. Gabby Sarusi

Building 51 Room 228, Tel: 08-6428631, 054-9993399, Email:

Research fields:

Electrooptics and photonic devices, Infrared detectors, quantum wells and quantum dots photonic devices based on band-gap engineering techniques.

Infrared to visible up-conversion Imaging devices.

Nano-photonics – light absorption and transport mechanisms in quantum size particles nano-colloids and nano-columns.

Increase quantum efficiency in detectors and solar cells using plasmons enhanced absorption in semiconductors and in nano size particles.

Optical antennas enhance two photons absorption.

Photonic Graphene

Microchip lasers

Space electrooptics.


Dr. Yitzhak Yitzhaky

Building 51, room 203, Tel: 08-6428618, Email:

Main research fields:

High quality imaging through the atmosphere, including corrections for the various effects that degrade the image (blur, spatio-temporal movements and noise).

Automatic surveillance in ling-distance imaging. This study field includes research in detection of moving objects, tracking, and classifying them, and behavior analysis. All within severe imaging conditions caused mainly by atmospheric turbulence.

Analysis of medical images. In this field various studies are made, such as quantification of synapses in microscopic images, separation of malignant skin moles from benign moles, analysis of throat diseases.


Dr. Yonatan Sivan

Building 30, room 304, Tel: 08-6479805, Email:

Research fields:

Development of super-resolution techniques using metal nanoparticles in fluorescence imaging of biological systems.

Frequency conversion and super-focusing in plasmonics waveguides, new designs of magnetic metamaterials for applications in super-resolution.

Time-reversal of short pulses and development of new ultrashort pulse sources using dynamical Bragg mirrors.

Slow and stopped light in plasmonics nanostructures and semiconductor waveguides.

Optical black hole analogues using transformation optics techniques.


Prof. Uzi Efron (Emeritus)

Building 30, room 301, Tel      , Email:

Research fields:

Plasmonics and its Applications in Enhanced Efficiency Photovoltaic Cells and Detectors, in the Visible-IR Regions.

Liquid Crystal-Based Spatial Light Modulators and their use in Displays, Image and Signal processing.


Prof.Natan Kopeika (Emeritus)

Building 33, room 414, Tel: 08-6461546, Email:

Research Fields:

Imaging Systems [from mm waves through ultra-violet]

Atmospheric Optics