Young academy: Dr Pavel Ginzburg is visiting us.

Discussion in Alina's office (left to right: Alina, Pasha).

Recently, advances in opto-electronic and nano-technologies boosted the development of Opto-mechanics, which provides us with cutting edge abilities in manipulation and control over mechanical motion on nano-scale. For example, holographic optical tweezers enable simultaneous manipulation of hundreds of particles; tractor beams offer additional degree of freedom by attracting objects to a source of illumination, and other systems, aiming to provide ultimate on demand control over complex systems.

One of the major goals, to be archived in the field, is the ability to control nano-scale objects – this niche of Opto-mechanics is usually referred by the name Nano-opto-mechanics. The significant reduction of object’s dimensions to the nanometer range requires novel approaches and involves large span of novel physical phenomena. Several proposed and already demonstrated solutions in the field rely on the employment of auxiliary nanostructures, enabling focusing optical field way beyond the diffraction limit. As the result, severe enhancement of optical forces could be obtained.

The far going goal, Dr Ginzburg is working on, is to develop the large scale analog physical simulator, able to model, predict, and engineer dynamics of complex nano-scale photonic processes. His key approach is to employ scalability of Natural laws in respect to a dimensionless parameter.

Our Light-on-a-Chip laboratory at BGU: inspection of the laser for smashing kidney stones.