Complex Photonics Lab

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Principal Investigator
Prof. Yaron Bromberg

Zuckerman Faculty Scholar
at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Complex Photonics Lab
Lab Established 2017 Q&A with Yaron Bromberg

Lab research areas

The laboratory experiments with how light interacts with complex photonic systems, such as scattering media, disordered multimode fibers, aperiodic photonic crystals and more.

Such systems are composed of large numbers of spatial, spectral, and polarization degrees of freedom, which are strongly coupled due to disorder. The lab’s curiosity-driven researchers focus on understanding the fascinating physical phenomena that emerge in these systems, which exhibit both the quantum (particle-like) and classical (wave-like) nature of light.

Scholar Profile

Prof. Bromberg is an Associate Professor at the Racah Institute of Physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics is from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received his M.Sc. in Physics from Tel Aviv University, and his Ph.D. in Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. He then went on to a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School (2010-2012), followed by another postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University (2012-2015).

He is an experimental physicist who studies quantum optics and other related topics. His work investigates what happens to photons, the fundamental particles that light is made of, when they are sent through opaque materials. This method may potentially have applications such as imaging through the skin or communicating through fog. Prof. Bromberg has co-authored many peer-reviewed articles, is known as an excellent collaborator, and has already had an impact on the scientific community. At the same time, he is extremely committed to his teaching, and hopes to expose as many people as possible to the joy of doing science.