Nano Photonics Summer Course


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Program Description

The summer program of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering allows graduate students to acquire extensive academic experience in a vibrant social and cultural environment at Israel’s most advanced department of electrical engineering. The program centers around one core course carrying 4 academic credits.

Target audience and requirements

  • Bachelor’s degrees (BE, a graduate in engineering, BArch, BTech, BSc) graduates.
  • Potential for advanced studies (MSc. or Ph.D.) level.
  • Required prior knowledge: Introduction to optics course (with a final grade of at least 80).
  • A CV including a list of courses, syllabus and final grades and two recommendation letters must be applied.
  • Good level of English (Ability to read and write).

Acceptance of each academic course is dependent on the approval of prerequisites by Bar-Ilan.

Notice: Excellent graduate students (MSc, Ph.D.) are invited to apply.


The Program will take place between July 13th – August 6th, 2020.

Orientation day.

Super-resolution techniques.

Nanoelectronic Device.

Advanced fluorescence techniques.

One day a week enriching contemporary Israeli studies visiting study tour.

Total: 104 academic hours, 4 credits.


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Program Overview

The field of super-resolution relates to the effort of developing various approaches to exceed the limitations of the existing imaging system without changing its optics or its detection array and while allowing resolving finer spatial details. In this course, we aim to teach a large variety of super resolving approaches presenting significant improvement in spatial resolving capabilities in the transversal as well as in the axial (extension in depth of focus) dimensions. The proposed approaches to be taught involve time multiplexing, space multiplexing, wavelength multiplexing, geometric super resolving concepts and others. The teaching of the super-resolved concepts will include approaches relevant for remote sensing as well as approaches for near field imaging dealing also with fluorescent nanoscopy- PALM, STORM, STED and structured illumination microscopy.

At the end of the course, each student needs to give a short talk. During the morning (8-10 AM) 2 hours English course will prepare the students for this mission

Topic Covers include among others

  • Space bandwidth product adaptation technique.
  • Optical super-resolution exceeding the aperture limitation by the usage of time, space, wavelength, and angels multiplexing.
  • Near field optical super-resolution.
  • Nanoparticles based nanoscopy.
  • Time-Domain and Frequency-Domain Lifetime Measurement (including hands-on Lab).
  • Fluorescence-Lifetime Imaging Microscopy and Anisotropy (including hands-on Lab).
  • Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence (including hands-on Lab).
  • Surface Plasmon-Coupled Emission.

All classes taught by Prof. Dror Fixler, and Prof. Zeev Zalevsky.

Notice: Attendees should have some knowledge of fluorescence, typically in a specialized area.

Admissions & Cost

Tuition for the summer program is US$2400 and includes accommodation and lunch on-campus.

Tuition for the summer program is US$3,000 and includes accommodation and lunch on-campus.

For excelling students arriving from China or India, a unique scholarship from the Israeli Council of Higher Education is available for the first 25 applicants admitted to the program, covering the majority of the program’s cost. The only payment requested from eligible participants from China or India is the registration fee of US$950 + deposit fee of US$50.

Payment will be requested at the time of application.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Bar-Ilan University, founded in 1955, was one of the first comprehensive research universities to be established in Israel. From 70 students to 17,000, its milestone achievements in the sciences and ... Read More

Bar-Ilan University, founded in 1955, was one of the first comprehensive research universities to be established in Israel. From 70 students to 17,000, its milestone achievements in the sciences and humanities have made an indelible imprint on the landscape of the nation. The university has 8 faculties: Jewish Studies, Medicine, Engineering, Law, Life Science, Exact Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. These faculties are active partners in national science and technology initiatives. Read less