Nanophotonics is a rapidly growing and interdisciplinary field that requires the integration of nanotechnology, photonics, materials science, physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. It offers great potential for scientific discoveries and technological innovation. The research in BINA focuses on optoelectronics and microelectronics, advancing imaging and sensing, and energy and environment. Our researchers enhance biological imaging, explore atomic-level magnetism for potential computing advancements, improve the performance and cost-effectiveness of solar cells, light-emitting diodes, and thermophotovoltaics, and provide new environmental monitoring, remediation, and catalysis methods.


  • Super-resolution
  • Fiber devices
  • Silicon and RF photonics
  • Optical detection & data processing
  • Quantum matter and quantum light
  • Short laser pulses
  • Light-matter interactions
  • Advanced sensing and imaging
  • Optoelectronics and microelectronics



  • Quantum Engineering & Devices

    • Thermophotonic Devices
    • Novel Optoelectronic Materials & Devices
    • Transport in Nanostructures
    • Semiconductor Hetrostructures
    • Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers

  • • Molecular characterization of complex tissues • Spatial genomics

    This technology allows sequencing of RNA molecules with nanoscale precision inside brain tissues and human cancer tissues.

    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.

  • Theoretical Physics

    Contamination spreading in strongly disordered systems is described by advection, diffusion as well as symmetry breaking which reveals new effects
    • 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.
  • Nano-scale crystallization phenomena

    Our group is developing approaches that utilize nano-scale systems for studies of crystallization phenomena and mechanisms that determine the morphologies of crystals. Insight from this research can lead to very useful technological applications, as understanding crystal growth mechanisms will allow us to better control crystalline products of chemical synthesis. This view is inspired by treating nano-crystals as “embryonic” stages of crystal growth. In a sense, every crystal begins its evolution as a nano-crystal. The huge advantage in studies that follow this perspective is in our ability to utilize extremely powerful electron microscopy methods, including a novel technique that allows us to perform high resolution electron microscopy directly in liquid solutions. In this way we can retrieve details of the crystal structure and overall shape at remarkable resolution, during the crystal’s initial formation. These details are often hidden in bulk crystals, unidentifiable by X-ray crystallography, yet critical for understanding of the mechanisms by which crystals grow.

  • From Quantum Foundations to Optical Quantum Technologies

    Extracting many-particle entanglement entropy from observables using supervised machine learning

    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.

  • Optical Imaging and Biosensing Laboratory


    Improving the Sensitivity of Fluorescence-based Immunoassays by Photobleaching the Autofluorescence of Magnetic Beads


    • Rapid and highly sensitive detection of biomarkers, such as proteins and specific DNA sequences
    • Detection of protein-protein interactions
    • Magnetic manipulation of nanoparticles, design of magnetic poles, magnetic force optimization

  • Quantum electro-optic devices

    Artistic illustration of opto-electric on-chip quantum circuit

    • Optoelectronic device
    • Quantum optics
    • Quantum information science
    • Meta-Materials
    • Nano Photonics
    • Nanofabrication
    • Non linear optics

  • Nano photonics, Fluorescence Imaging and Microscopy Research

    Identification of macrophages cells with gold nanorods

    • Fluorescence lifetime and anisotropy decay
    • Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM)
    • Biological imaging based on fluorescence parameters
    • Super resolution
    • Light-tissue interaction

  • Temporal optics

    Synchronization of human networks

    • 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 micro-knots
    • Fiber lasers
    Carbon nanotubes
    Topological insulators

  • Non-equilibrium quantum dynamics

    The negativity of the quasiprobabilities (shaded areas) and the violation of classical Inequality (yellow and green shaded area). Strong heat flows can only happen in the presence of negativities

    Progress in quantum technologies relies on understanding how quantum phenomena govern the dynamics of quantum systems far from equilibrium and on identifying the available quantum resources. This knowledge then allows us to manipulate the systems in order to obtain a desired outcome. Our group seeks to: (i) Develop dynamical descriptions that capture effects of quantum phenomena on the single-atom/molecule level and for systems far-from-equilibrium. (ii) Identify quantum resources and utilize them in controlling quantum transport processes and quantum state preparation. (iii) Thoroughly define the relationship between quantum effects and concepts from non-equilibrium thermodynamics.

  • Nano-optics and Light–matter interactions in metamaterials

    Examples of optically resonant nanostructures comprising single nanoparticles, thin film and full metasurface arrays

    • Light-matter interactions
    • Nanophotonics
    • Metamaterials
    • Plasmonics
    • IR nanospectroscopy
    • 2D materials

  • Optical and Acoustical Neuroimaging Lab

    Optical and Acoustical Neuroimaging Lab

    Our neuroengineering research focuses on developing advanced acoustical and optical neuroimaging methods to understand the brain's neural circuitry and fundamental mechanisms. These methods have significant potential in brain-computer interfaces and clinical studies. We combine cutting-edge Electrical Engineering and Neuroimaging techniques, including single photon sensing, superconductive sensing, machine learning, FPGA design, nanoelectronics, biomedical sensing, and neuroimaging.

  • 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


  • Laser spectroscopy

    Closed cycle, 3.5 K, cryostat, with a built-in confocal microscope, for studying quantum emitters and superconducting single photon detectors.

    • 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

  • Light-matter interaction at the nanoscale

    Large-scale nonporous metallic network is belong to a unique class of light materials with photocatalytic and optical properties which we develop in my lab.

    • plasmonics
    • molecules-surface plasmons interaction
    • molecular dynamics
    • strong coupling systems
    • Near field spectroscopy
    • Second Harmonic Generation (SHG)

  • Experimental physics in Wave Propagation in Complex Media

    Left) Experimental system. The red circle indicate the position of the source. The green arrows represent the anticipated directions of energy flux. (Right) First row: Schematics for the gentle bend and the sharp bend. Second row: Experimental measurements.


    • 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
    • Metamaterials
    • Microwave scattering and localization in disordered system.
  • 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

    Monolayer VCSEL laser formed from dielectric mirrors with a monolayer of fluorescence dye molecules sitatued between them providing optical gain

    • 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.

  • Fiber optics and integrated photonic devices

    Top-view microscope image of a surface acoustic wave-photonic device in standard silicon on insulator

    • Fiber optics sensing
    • Silicon Photonics
    • Nonlinear Optics
    • Wafer Bonding
    • Optical Communication

  • Nano Photonics and Plasmonics


    • Super resolution
    • Nano-photonics
    • In-fiber devices
    • Fiber optics
    • Optical data processing
    • Diffractive optical elements and beam shaping
    • 3-D estimation
    • RF-photonics