Michael Golub

Michael Golub - Optical Sciences Prof. Michael Golub
Optical Sciences
Department of Electrical Engineering -
Physical Electronics

School of Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Tel Aviv University
Ramat Aviv, 6139001 Israel

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Michael A. Golub received M.Sc. degree from the Samara State Aerospace University in 1978, and Ph.D degree from the Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow in 1982. In 1986 and 1992 he was appointed Associate professor and Professor positions at the Technical Cybernetics department in the Samara State Aerospace University. He has been visiting professor in National High School of Physics at the Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France, in University of Jena, Germany and Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. From 1995 he held chief scientist positions in Israeli industry. In 2007 he joined the senior academic staff of the Tel Aviv University. Main area of academic and industrial expertise is in diffractive optics, micro-optics, optical design and computational imaging. He conducted theoretical investigations and development in diffractive optical elements for UV, visible and IR light, including beam shapers, diffractive lenses, beam splitters, complicated focusers of laser beam, spot array generators, lenslet arrays, dual wavelength lenses, beam steering diffractive optics, holographic diffusers, diffractive micro-lenses with extended depth of focus, phase correctors for non-symmetrical wavefront formation, diffractive aberration correctors, mode selective optical elements for mode-division multiplexing, fiber optical sensors, porous silicon diffractive elements, resonance domain diffractive optics and metasurfaces with high diffraction efficiency. He has authored and coauthored more than 70 papers in refereed journals, a book "Laser beam mode selection by computer generated holograms," CRC Press, USA and inventor of 24 patents.

Research fields

Topics of current research

  1. Laser beam shaping by diffractive and micro-optical elements.
  2. Advanced optical elements based on meta-surfaces and resonance domain diffraction gratings with high efficiency.
  3. Mode-division multiplexing in optical fiber communication based on diffractive optics. Fiber optic sensors with spatial modes selection.
  4. 3D sensing with structured light.
  5. Computer generated holograms for 3D imaging and display.
  6. Optical design for non-paraxial multiple-lens optical systems with diffractive optical elements.