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Nonlinear Metamaterials * Nonlinear Optics and Imaging * Ultrafast Optical Metamaterials * Near Field Optics * Quantum Coherent Control * Nano-Satellites * Extreme Ultrafast Physics * Machine Learning for Photonics 

Remarkable breakthroughs in science throughout history are inherently linked to advances in the study of light-matter interactions. For the past two decades we have witnessed major advances in nano-optics and ultrafast physics, allowing for the exploration of phenomena in higher spatial and temporal resolution than ever before. The research in our lab aims to merge these extreme resolution capabilities of space and time in order to provide a window into spatio-temporal ultrafast dynamics at the nanoscale.


In particular, we are interested in exploring the ultrafast hot electron dynamics and related nonlinear effects in plasmonic nano-structures and metamaterials. Our current goal is to understand the effect of the nanoparticle’s geometry and environment on the spatio-temporal hot electron evolution and its relation to nonlinear optical generation.

Our research is driven by the attempt to combine theoretical microscopic models with novel experimental measurement methods, which include: pulse-shaping based measurements, ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy, ultrashort light sources and near field microscopy.

We are also interested in exploring geometric quantum coherent control schemes. The approach, which is based on continuous (Lie) group theory, provides a route for determination whether a quantum system is controllable, not controllable or sub-controllable.


Such methods have been harnessed in recent years to study control in many quantum and classical systems, such as nuclear magnetic resonance, optical spectroscopy, coherent control, solid state physics and frequency conversion.​

Extreme Ultrafast Physics

In the past two decades, the generation of significant nonlinear optical response from plasmonic nanostructures has initiated new fronts across many fields in science

Ultrafast Optical Metamaterials

In recent years, optical metamaterials have witnessed exponential interest and research activities stemming from the ability to design at will their optical response

Quantum Coherent Control

This field addresses the question of how to steer a quantum system from one state to another in an efficient manner, that is robust to systematic errors

Nonlinear Optics and Imaging

Composite Segmented Frequency Conversion, Adiabatic Frequency Conversion, Multispectral Time Resolved Mid Infrared Upconversion Imaging

Machine Learning for Photonics 

The complexity of the DNN is able to deal with the high nonlinearity of the inference task by creating a model that holds a bi-directional knowledge.


Nano satellites are becoming a major player in the evolving world of space technology. They are not only used for research purposes, but also for commercial applications.

Nonlinear Metamaterials

The ability to tailor the electromagnetic response of matter by subwavelength nano-structures introduces new regimes of light-matter interaction

Near Field Optics

Our lab is home to one of the only apertureless near-field scanning optical microscopes in the country, allowing for experiments with deep-subwavelength spatial resolution at ambient pressure and temperature.

Machine Learning for Photonics

The complexity of the DNN is able to deal with the high nonlinearity of the inference task by creating a model that holds a bi-directional knowledge.

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