I-CORE - Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence I-CORE - Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence I-CORE - Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence

I-CORE Second Wave

Light and Matter

Light and Matter

Circle of light: from nonlinear and quantum optics to sensing and imaging.

 

Participating Researchers and Institutions:

 

The group selected to establish this I-CORE is a group under the scientific management of Prof. Mordechai Segev of the Technion, consisting of researchers from the Technion and the Weizmann Institute of Science.

 

Scientific Director:

 

  • Prof. Segev Mordechai, Physics / Solid State, Technion

 

Administrative Director: Limor Tater

 

Scientific Management Members:

 

  • Prof. Segev Mordechai, Full professor Physics / Solid State, Technion
  • Dr. Dudovich Nirit, Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Eldar Yonina, Electrical Engineering, Technion
  • Prof. Silberberg Yaron, Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science

 

Additional I-CORE Members:

 

  • Prof. Aharonov Yakir, Particle Physics, Technion
  • Dr. Bartal Guy, Electrical Engineering, Technion
  • Dr. Cohen Oren, Physics, Technion
  • Prof. Davidson Nir, Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Moiseyev Nimrod, Chemistry, Technion
  • Prof. Orenstein Meir, Electrical Engineering, Technion
  • Dr. Oron Dan, Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Dr. Ozeri Roee, Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Prior Yehiam, Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science

 

New Faculty:

2013-14:

  • Prof. Leonhardt Ulf, The Weizmann Institute of Science, returned from the University of St. Andrews, UK
  • Dr. Netanel Lindner, The Technion, returned from Caltech

2014-15:

  • Dr. Tal Carmon, The Technion, returned from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
     

Research Focus:

 

The interaction between light and matter has been at the forefront of research for several decades, during which it evolved in many distinct albeit interrelated directions. Several fields have matured, such as Laser Physics, and Nonlinear and Quantum Optics, while new fields, such as Ultrafast Optics, Nano-Photonics and High Field Physics have more recently emerged. In parallel, traditional fields such as imaging and microscopy have evolved to exploit light-matter interactions for achieving super-resolution in imaging, spectroscopy and metrology.
This I-CORE is aimed at exploring the broad field of light-matter interactions experimentally and theoretically by bringing together researchers with a wide variety of expertise ranging from fundamental physics to information processing. Building on our achievements in the core sciences of nonlinear optics, quantum optics, lasers physics, and optical information science, we will develop and investigate a variety of new light sources and novel processes employing concepts of high harmonic generation, ultrafast optics, nano-photonics and plasmonics and ultra-stable lasers. Further, we will use our multidisciplinary expertise to develop new techniques for super-resolution in imaging, spectroscopy and metrology, with the vision of extending these concepts into quantum information and coherent control.
This I-CORE reflects a cohesive, collaborative, multidisciplinary effort aimed to nurture excellence in research and education in the optics-related areas in Israel. The I-CORE also maintains close contacts with various companies in Israel, and many of the research projects we started have been transferred to industrial and defense-related settings outside the university.

 

I-core Website: http://light-matter.net.technion.ac.il/