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Unit of electro-optics Engineering, Ben-Gurion University


Building 64, room 110






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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

Introduction to wave propagation

Introduction to nano-plasmonics and metamaterials

Advanced topics in electromagnetism


C u r i c u l u m    V i t a e

G r o u p

Dr. Shlomo Pinhas

Dr. Parry Chen (co-advised with Prof. D. Bergman, TAU)

Yaki Ben-Yakar, PhD candidate (co-advised with Prof. D. Bergman, TAU)

Marat Spector, PhD candidate

Igal Balin, PhD candidate

Tal Weiss, PhD candidate

K. Nireekshan Reddy, PhD candidate

Shai Rozenberg, MSc candidate


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


Nano-particle assisted microscopy

Experimental proof of concept of nano-particle assisted STED

Nano Letters 14: 4449-4453, 2014


For a video presentation of these results by my colleague - http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1939388


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

Femtosecond-scale modulations and switching based on periodic patterns of excited free-carriers.


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:




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