Prof. Ady Arie, Lab Director
Prof. Ady Arie received his B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1983. In 1986 and 1992 he received his M.Sc. degree in Physics and Ph.D. degree in Engineering from Tel-Aviv University. Between 1991 and 1993 he was a Wolfson and Fulbright postdoctoral scholar in the group of Prof. Robert L. Byer at Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University, U.S.A. In 1993 he joined the Dept. of Physical Electronics, School of Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University. Since 2006 he is a Professor of Electrical Engineering. Prof. Arie was the vice dean for Research of the Faculty of Engineering in the years 2011-2013. In the years 2013-2017 he served as the Head of the School of Electrical Engineering. Currently, he is the Head of the TAU Center for Light Matter Interaction, http://www3.tau.ac.il/lmi/. In the years 2008-2014 he was a topical editor of Optics Letters and since 2018 he is an associate editor in Optica. Prof. Arie is a Senior Member of IEEE, Chair of the Israel Section of IEEE-Photonics, and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. Since 2015 he holds the Marko and Lucie Chaoul Chair in Nano-Photonics. In 2016 he won the Kadar Family Award for Outstanding Research
Inbar joined the lab in 2019 as a research assistant and then graduated her B.Sc. degree in Physics in 2020 from Tel Aviv University. She then continued as an Electrical Engineering M.Sc. student. Her research focuses on nonlinear and quantum optics.
Dror joined the lab in the summer of 2014 as a M.Sc student, then moved to the direct track to PhD on April 2016. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a B.Sc in Physics from Tel-Aviv University.During his B.Sc he worked as a research assistant under the supervision of Prof. Yossi Rosenwaks, studying the negative space charge effects in photon-enhanced thermionic emission solar converters. His research focuses on surface plasmon polaritons.
Gary completed his B.Sc in Physics and Astronomy in 2014, as well as his M.Sc in experimental Condensed Matter Physics in 2017, at Tel Aviv University. His master’s research was completed under the supervision of Dr. Tal Schwartz, in which he investigated various phenomena of ultrafast chemical physics, and measured the spatial dynamics of Exciton-Polaritons in organic micro-cavities for the first time. Currently he is applying his rich experience in quantum mechanics and optics in hydrodynamics, in order to study quantum and optical analogies in gravity surface water-waves , both theoretically and experimentally.
Ilan joined the lab in 2017 as a Physics M.Sc. student. He graduated from his B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics in 2017 from Tel Aviv University. His research focuses on linear and non-linear beam shaping.
Dr. Giuseppe Di Domenico
Giuseppe join the lab in June 2018 as a postdoctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in chemical engineering from ‘Universita degli studi di L’Aquila’ and then he got his Ph.D in physics from ‘La Sapienza’ University, in Rome. During his research he carried out experiments in nonlinear optics and optical microscopy, in particular on spatial solitons, electro-holography, para to ferroelectric phase transition and imaging in turbid media. At present Giuseppe is interested in fiber optics device optimization and spatial and spectral shaping of spontaneous parametric down converted photons.
Aviv joined the lab in 2016 as part of his undergraduate project, and then graduated, summa cum laude, his B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics in 2017 from Tel Aviv University. He then continued as a Physics M.Sc. student, focusing his research on nonlinear and quantum optics.
Ofir joined the lab in November 2018 as an M.Sc student. He holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion. During his B.Sc he worked as a physics research assistant at a bio-medical company, studying the distribution of electric fields inside the human body. His research focuses on nonlinear optics.
Dolev Roitman, PhD student,
Dolev joined the lab at March 2019 as a PhD student in physics. He completed a B.Sc in Physics and Geophysics(in honor), as well as M.Sc in high intensity lasers and plasma physics at Tel Aviv University. His M.Sc research was completed under the supervision of Dr. Ishay Pomerantz, in which he developed a high-intensity solid target irradiation setup that works at a high repetition rate and investigated accelerated electrons from such interactions. During his last year of M.Sc Dolev worked in Eyeway Vision Ltd., developing and analyzing optical setups for mixed reality technology. His PhD research focuses on improving the resolution of electron microscopes using thin phase masks.
Shani Izhak, MSc student
Shani joined the lab in April 2021 as a part of her undergraduate project in Electrical Engineering
and then started the direct track to M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University.
Her research focuses on nonlinear optics.
Zihao Pang, PhD student
Zihao joined the lab in October 2021 as a Ph.D. student. He received his B.Sc degree in Information Engineering in 2018 at South China Normal University, and then got his M.Sc degree in Optics in 2021 at Zhejiang University. Zihao is interested in physical phenomena of incoherent waves in various systems and currently is focusing his research on nonlinear optics.
Sushanta Kumar Pal, Postdoc student
Sushanta join the lab in October 2021 as a postdoctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University. He received his M.Sc. degree in physics from University of Delhi and M.Tech. degree in Applied Optics from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He got his Ph.D in physics from ‘Indian Institute of Technology Delhi’, India. After his Ph.D. he was a senior project scientist at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi for one year. Before joining Tel Aviv University he was a postdoctoral fellow at Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru, India. During his research he carried out interference based experiments in classical optics, in particular on generation of various lattice fields embedded with polarization singularities. At present Sushanta is interested in generation and detection of various vector beams. In addition to this he is also interested in investigation of interaction of spin-orbit beams with customized nonlinear crystals and shaping of spin-orbit beams.