D r .    Y o n a t a n    S i v a n

Unit of electro-optics Engineering, Ben-Gurion University

Office:

Building 30, room 304

Phone:

972-(0)8-6479805

E-mail:

sivanyon@bgu.ac.il

 

Students wanted – high scholarships guaranteed

 

S u m m a r y    o f    r e s e a r c h    

 

T e a c h I n g

Semester AIntroduction to wave propagation

Semester B – NEW COURSE! Introduction to nano-plasmonics and metamaterials

 

C u r i c u l u m    V i t a e

 

P h D    T h e s i s   

“Soliton stability and dynamics in nonlinear inhomogeneous media”,

Advisors: Prof. Gadi Fibich, Prof. Shimshon Bar-Ad

Awarded Jan. 2009, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University.

 

P u b l i c a t i o n s

 

Nano-particle assisted microscopy

Performance improvement in Nano-particle assisted STED nanoscopy
Applied Physics Letters 101: 021111, 2012

 

Nano-particle assisted STED nanoscopy
ACS Nano 6: 5291, 2012

 

See also Perspective Article at

Plasmonics meets far-field optical nanoscopy
ACS Nano 6: 4580, 2012

 

Plasmonic sinks for the selective removal of long-lived states

ACS Nano 5: 9958, 2011

 

 

Plasmon-resonance in metal nano-particles

Independence of plasmonic near-filed enhancement to illumination beam profile
Physical Review B 86: 155441, 2012

 

Time-reversal of ultrashort pulses

Theory of wave-front reversal of short pulses in dynamically-tuned zero-gap periodic systems
Physical Review A 84: 033822-1-13, 2011

 

Broadband time-reversal of optical pulses using a switchable photonic crystal mirror
Optics Express 19: 14502-7, 2011

 

Time-reversal in dynamically-tuned zero-gap periodic systems
Physical Review Letters 106: 193909, 2011

 

See also cover story at http://phys.org/news/2011-05-physicists-time-reversed-pulses.html

 

Loss compensation in plasmonic nanostructures using gain media

Frequency-domain simulations of a negative-index material with embedded gain
Optics Express 17: 24060-74, 2009

 

Numerical methods for wave propagation in plasmonic nanostructures with a nonlinear response

Frequency-domain modelling of TM wave propagation in optical nanostructures with a third-order nonlinear response
Optics Letters 34: 3364-6, 2009

 

Solitons in inhomogeneous media

A quantitative approach to soliton instability
Optics Letters 36: 397-9, 2011

 

Qualitative and quantitative analysis of stability and instability dynamics of positive lattice solitons
            Physical Review E 78: 046602, 2008

Also available at the November 2008 edition of the APS virtual journal.

 

Drift instability and tunneling of lattice solitons
Physical Review E 77: 045601(R), 2008

 

Analytic theory of narrow lattice solitons
Nonlinearity 21: 509-536, 2008

 

Instability of bound states of a nonlinear Schrodinger equation with a Dirac potential
Physica D 237: 1103-1128, 2008

 

Also available at the October 2006 edition of the APS virtual journal.

 

            Interaction-induced localization of anomalously diffracting nonlinear waves
            Physical Review Letters 97: 193901, 2006

 

 

5th most cited paper in Physica D during the last 6 years:

http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505714/description

 

 

Atmospheric propagation

 

            Control of the filamentation distance and pattern in long-range atmospheric propagation
            Optics Express 15: 2779-2784, 2007

 

            Control of the collapse distance in atmospheric propagation
            Optics Express 14: 4946-4957, 2006