Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University
Physics Colloquium

Academic Year  2009 - 2010

The colloquium is held at Melamed Hall (Room 6) in the Shenkar Physics Building, every Sunday at 16:10. Light refreshments are served outside Melamed Hall at 15:50. 


October 25, 2009

"Tight-binding in a new light: Photons in periodic and disordered lattices"

Prof. Yaron Silberberg
Dept. of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science

  The 1d tight binding approximation has been extremely useful to explain the basic properties of condensed matter, from ballistic transport and energy bands to Anderson localization and many body effects. The photonic version of this system, based on arrays of coupled waveguide, enables direct and simple observation of basic properties of this system, including the evolution of eigenfunctions and even studies of interactions. Here I review several recent studies of light propagation in disordered lattices and of quantum correlations in these systems. 

Host: Prof. Ron Lifshitz, x5145
Fall 2009 Schedule

For more information or for directions to Melamed Hall please contact:
Chava Balson  03-6408636

To suggest potential speakers or register feedback contact: Ron Lifshitz  03-6405145, Ehud Nakar  03-6405385, or Nissan Itzhaki  03-6406490.

Sponsored by:   The Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Physics & Astronomy, The Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University.