Summer Program in Nano Photonics

Optical Super Resolved Imaging and Fluorescent Microscopy For Outstanding Postgraduate Students 2016.6.26—2016.7.21

The summer program allows students to create a rigorous academic experience that combines one advanced course with an exciting social and cultural program at Israel’s finest department of electrical engineering at Bar-Ilan University.

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Introduction to optics and electro-optics

Course Code: 83-340

Waves and rays: planar waves, Snell law. Diffraction and Fresnel law. Interference, coherence and interferometers: Michelson, Mach Zender and Fabry-Perot. Ekonal equation. Geometrical optics: Fermat principle, ABCD matrix, transmission of rays through spherical surface, thin lens. Simple optical devices: human eye, glasses, magnification glass, telescope and microscope. Thick lens, periodic optical systems, aberrations. Propagation of waves: spherical wave, parabolic wave, paraxial Helmholtz equation. Gaussian beams: properties, transmission through optical elements, ABCD law. The principles of Fourier optics. 2-D Fourier transform, transmission function for uniform medium, Fresnel and Franhofer integrals. Fourier transform through lens, OTF and MTF.

Advanced laboratory for electro-optics

Course Code: 83-445

  • Imaging systems
  • Fourier optics and optical data processing
  • Fiber communication
  • Interferometry and digital holography
  • Speech detection and free space communication with light
  • Non linear effects in optical fibers

Super resolution and imaging

Course Code: 83-647

Introduction: Fourier optics, imaging systems, degrees of freedom, Wigner transform. Basic terms definition: resolution, noises, apertures, diffraction, coding. Resolution limitation in optical systems- diffraction limitation, geometrical limitation and detection noise. Space bandwidth product adaptation technique. Digital approaches for super resolution involving image fusion and Wiener filters. New techniques for optical super resolution exceeding the aperture limitation by usage of time, space, wavelength and angels multiplexing. Entropy considerations and code division multiplexing super resolution. Super resolution overcoming the detector limitation. Near field optical super resolution. Examples from the industry.

Advanced topics on electro-optics

Course Code: 83-910

The purpose of the seminar is to expose the students to advanced topics in electro-optics. The program of this seminar is updated annually. For the next year the following topics are to be covered: design of diffractive optical elements, techniques for beam shaping, 3D estimation, silicon photonics- devices as modulators and logic gates state of the art survey, RF photonics, techniques for super resolution, photonic applications in biology and micro-biology.

Optical image processing

Course Code: 83-911

The course will provide the infrastructure of optical tools to be used for spatial image processing and for optical realization of spatial transformation. The topics to be taught will include digital holography, optical data processing with coherent and incoherent courses, linear and non linear optical transformations, vector matrix multiplication, image compression by optical means, invariant patterns recognition, 3D estimation by optical means, depth of focus extension in imaging systems.