Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Weizmann Institute Of Science (2017)
  • Master of Science, Weizmann Institute Of Science (2012)
  • Bachelor of Science, Bar-Ilan University (2009)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

1. Quantum optics with free electrons and light: generation and control of quantum states, quantum measurements and metrology.
2. Optical and electron microscopy: super-resolution, phase microscopy, holography, biological imaging, and quantum enhanced microscopy.

Lab Affiliations

All Publications

  • Quantum correlation enhanced super-resolution localization microscopy enabled by a fibre bundle camera NATURE COMMUNICATIONS Israel, Y., Tenne, R., Oron, D., Silberberg, Y. 2017; 8


    Despite advances in low-light-level detection, single-photon methods such as photon correlation have rarely been used in the context of imaging. The few demonstrations, for example of subdiffraction-limited imaging utilizing quantum statistics of photons, have remained in the realm of proof-of-principle demonstrations. This is primarily due to a combination of low values of fill factors, quantum efficiencies, frame rates and signal-to-noise characteristic of most available single-photon sensitive imaging detectors. Here we describe an imaging device based on a fibre bundle coupled to single-photon avalanche detectors that combines a large fill factor, a high quantum efficiency, a low noise and scalable architecture. Our device enables localization-based super-resolution microscopy in a non-sparse non-stationary scene, utilizing information on the number of active emitters, as gathered from non-classical photon statistics.

    View details for DOI 10.1038/ncomms14786

    View details for Web of Science ID 000396231500001

    View details for PubMedID 28287167

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  • Quantum enhanced phase retrieval OPTICA Liberman, L., Israel, Y., Poem, E., Silberberg, Y. 2016; 3 (2): 193-199
  • Broadband photon pair generation at 3 omega/2 APPLIED PHYSICS B-LASERS AND OPTICS Suchowski, H., Bruner, B. D., Israel, Y., Ganany-Padowicz, A., Arie, A., Silberberg, Y. 2016; 122 (2)
  • Supersensitive Polarization Microscopy Using NOON States of Light PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Israel, Y., Rosen, S., Silberberg, Y. 2014; 112 (10)


    A quantum polarized light microscope using entangled NOON states with N=2 and N=3 is shown to provide phase supersensitivity beyond the standard quantum limit. We constructed such a microscope and imaged birefringent objects at a very low light level of 50 photons per pixel, where shot noise seriously hampers classical imaging. The NOON light source is formed by combining a coherent state with parametric down-converted light. We were able to show improved phase images with sensitivity close to the Heisenberg limit.

    View details for DOI 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.103604

    View details for Web of Science ID 000332690300009

    View details for PubMedID 24679294

  • Sub-Rayleigh Lithography Using High Flux Loss-Resistant Entangled States of Light PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Rosen, S., Afek, I., Israel, Y., Ambar, O., Silberberg, Y. 2012; 109 (10)


    Quantum lithography achieves phase superresolution using fragile, experimentally challenging entangled states of light. We propose a scalable scheme for creating features narrower than classically achievable with reduced use of quantum resources and, consequently, enhanced resistance to loss. The scheme is an implementation of interferometric lithography using a mixture of a spontaneous parametric down-converted entangled state with intense classical coherent light. We measure coincidences of up to four photons mimicking multiphoton absorption. The results show a narrowing of the interference fringes of up to 30% with respect to the best analogous classical scheme using only 10% of the nonclassical light required for creating NOON states.

    View details for DOI 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.103602

    View details for Web of Science ID 000308394900007

    View details for PubMedID 23005288

  • Experimental tomography of NOON states with large photon numbers PHYSICAL REVIEW A Israel, Y., Afek, I., Rosen, S., Ambar, O., Silberberg, Y. 2012; 85 (2)
  • Transient Anomalous Diffusion of Telomeres in the Nucleus of Mammalian Cells PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Bronstein, I., Israel, Y., Kepten, E., Mai, S., Shav-Tal, Y., Barkai, E., Garini, Y. 2009; 103 (1)


    We measured individual trajectories of fluorescently labeled telomeres in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells in the time range of 10(-2)-10(4)sec by combining a few acquisition methods. At short times the motion is subdiffusive with r2 approximately talpha and it changes to normal diffusion at longer times. The short times diffusion may be explained by the reptation model and the transient diffusion is consistent with a model of telomeres that are subject to a local binding mechanism with a wide but finite distribution of waiting times. These findings have important biological implications with respect to the genome organization in the nucleus.

    View details for DOI 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.018102

    View details for Web of Science ID 000267697900057

    View details for PubMedID 19659180