Prof. Avi Zadok received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University, Israel in 2008. In 2007-2009 he was a post-doctoral research fellow with the Department of Applied Physics of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He joined the Faculty of Engineering and the Institute for Nano-Technology of Bar-Ilan University in 2009, where he is Full Professor since 2017. Prof. Zadok received the Krill Award of the Wolf Foundation in 2013, a Starter Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) in 2015 and a Consolidator Grant from the same agency in 2020. He was a member of the Israel Young Academy between 2016 and 2020, and served as the Young Academy Chairman in 2019-2020.
D. Munk, M. Katzman, M. Hen, M. Priel, M. Feldberg, T. Sharabani, S. Levy, A. Bergman, and A. Zadok, "Surface acoustic wave photonic device in silicon on insulator," Nature Communications 10, 4214 (2019).
The interaction between light and sound waves, or opto-mechanics, is an extremely interesting topic of research that is also useful for many applications. In this work, we provided a first report of opto-mechanical interactions as part of silicon photonics: integrated photonic circuits in the standard silicon-on-insulator substrate. Microwave-frequency information is converted from the modulation of an incoming light wave to the form of surface acoustic waves, and then back to optics. The long delays of slow-moving acoustic waves support the realization of filters with extremely narrow passbands: only few-MHz wide.
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