Research in BINA's Nano-Photonics Center encompasses two main areas: imaging and vision, and optic information transport. BINA scientists are improving imaging techniques for biological materials, while examining the atomic-level magnetism that may someday allow computer engineers to exceed the classical bounds of processing speed and information bandwidth. By combining experimental and theoretical approaches, BIU researchers are helping to advance our understanding and control of the quantum behavior of light.
- Super-resolution imaging
- Fiber devices
- Silicon and RF photonics
- Optical data processing
- Precise optical detection of DNA-protein interactions
- Precision measurement and control of quantum matter and quantum light
- Short laser pulses for controlled heat and mass transfer within optical nano-composite materials
- Light-matter interactions in molecular solids
- Organic optoelectronics
- Silicon photonics
Broadband Quantum Optics
• Optical bandwidth as a resource for quantum information: Novel schemes for quantum measurement and sources of broadband squeezed light
• Sub shot-noise interferometry and coherent Raman spectroscopy (quantum CARS) using broadband squeezed light.
• Visualization and manipulation of fast vibrational dynamics in molecules with optical frequency combs
• The physics of mode-locked lasers: new sources of ultrashort pulses and frequency combs
Nano photonics, Fluorescence Imaging and Microscopy Research
• Fluorescence lifetime and anisotropy decay
• Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM)
• Biological imaging based on fluorescence parameters
• Super resolution
• Light-tissue interaction
- Dynamics of cold atoms in optical lattices.
- Nano science: Blinking quantum dots.
- Statistical physics: Foundations of weak ergodicity breaking.
- Biophysics: dynamics of single molecules in live cells.
- Dynamical systems: Infinite invariant measures and weak chaos.
- Fractional kinetics. Fractals
- Single molecule photon statistics.
From Quantum Foundations to Optical Quantum Technologies
We study various topics related to basic quantum science, as well as quantum technologies. Currently, the main theme is quantum correlations which beg for a better theoretical understanding, as well as novel applications. The primary tool we use throughout our exploration is quantum optics.
Universal few-body physics at low temperatures
• Laser cooling and trapping of atoms
• Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute atomic gases; Fermi degenerate gas
• Few-body physics; universal weakly bound states
• Nonlinear matter-wave optics; matterwave solitons
• External cavity semiconductor lasers
• Propagation of short pulses in homogeneously broadened media
• Bulk and surface light scattering
• Linear and non-linear optical properties
• Heat and mass transfer during interaction of short laser pulses with optical nanocomposite materials
• Temporal optics
Temporal depth imaging
Time-lenses for orthogonal polarized input signals
Temporal super resolution methods
Full Stocks time-lenses
Temporal and spatial evolution of ultrafast rogue waves
• Fiber Devices
Long period fiber gratings
Gold coated tapered fibers
• Fiber lasers
Experimental physics in Wave Propagation in Complex Media
- Light-Matter Interaction
- Elastic waves in structures plates
- Multiple Scattering, Anderson Localization
- Nonlinear and Active Random Media, Random Lasers
- Nonlinear Scattering, Instabilities
- Speckle Statistics, Optical Singularities
- Microwave scattering and localization in disordered system.
• Molecular characterization of complex tissues • Spatial genomics
Nano-precision in the location of RNA molecules inside tissues is crucial for many biological processes including learning and
memory. The multiplexed measurement of the nanoscale position of these molecules allows mapping the heterogeneity of
complex tissues, and therefore can lead to a better understanding of many diseases including cancer.
Nonlinear X-ray Optics
• Demonstration of an X-ray Autocorrelator
• Imaging of chemical bonds in solids, quantum imaging with x-rays
• Second Harmonic Generation at X-ray wavelength, X-ray Parametric down Conversion
• Generation of X-ray Bi-photons
Device Spectroscopy Laboratory
• Coherent coupling in light-matter coupled systems: Organic Lasers, J-aggregates, and Polaritons.
• Ultra-high resolution scanning microcopy and spectroscopy.
• Applications of ultra-fast non-linear spectroscopy for energy sustainability.
• Novel approaches to organic crystal growth and OLED deposition.