Research & Services | Nanophotonics and Optofluidics Laboratory

Levy Uriel, HUJI, Faculty of Science, Applied Physics Department


Nanophotonics and optofluidics


  • The laboratory is active in the emerging fields of nanophotonics and optofluidics.
  • The science and technology developed in the nano-opto lab can be utilized in large variety of applications in communication, information, storage, lithography, sensing and illumination.
  • Nanophotonics is explored in both guided wave and free space configurations.
  • Guided wave configuration is used for on-chip integration of variety of functionalities in silicon, metal or polymer material platforms for enhanced functionality and performances over traditional optical component and devices.
  • Integration of nanophotonics with microfluidic technology enables the realization of unique optofluidic components and devices, in a “lab-on-a-chip” platform. The interaction of light with subwavelength structures in free space configuration enables the control of polarization in space variant geometry. The focus of light beyond the diffraction limit tightly controls the PSF in the focal plane and controls micro- and nanoparticles using advanced tweezing mechanisms. 

Research provided

  • Design, fabrication and experimental characterization of nanophotonic and optofluidic components and devices in guided wave and free space configuration.

Available equipment

  • Near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM)
  • Tuneable lasers
  • Waveguide measurement system
  • Large area nanograting fabrication
  • Nikon inverted microscope with automatic translation stages


  • Gilad Lerman, PhD
  • Ilya Goykhman, PhD
  • Romi Shamai, MSc
  • Boris Desiatov, MSc
  • Avner Yanai, MSc


Contact for more information:

Itzik Goldwaser
VP, Head of Research Collaborations
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