Prof. Yeshaiahu Fainman

Office: 3406 Engineering Building Unit 1

Mailing Address:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0407
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0407

Phone: (858) 534-8909
Fax: Fax: (858) 534-1225

Ph. D., Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1983

M. Sc., Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1979

B. Sc., M. Sc Lvov Polytech. Inst., USSR, 1970

Research interests: Applied optics and photonics

Optical Communications and Interconnections; Nanophotonics; Ultrafast Optics; Optical Information Processing Systems; Nonlinear and Diffractive Optics; Coherence Properties of Optical Field Scattered from a Moving Phase Screen; Photonic Networks; Optical Storage

Professor Fainman joined the faculty at UCSD in July 1990 following a faculty appointment at the University of Michigan. Current research interests in his group include the investigation of artificial dielectric properties of nanostructures; polarization selective computer generated holograms and their applications for image processing, transparent photonic switching fabric and networks, and packaging optoelectronic devices and systems; programmable diffractive optical elements; 3-D holographic optical storage; diffractive optics with multifunctionality; optical information processing with femtosecond laser pulses; nonconventional 3-D imaging and displays; quantum cryptography for photonic network security and privacy.

Honors and Distinctions

  • 2006 Brown Award for Quantum Computing
  • 2006 Faculty Advisor for SPIE Student Chapter Recognition
  • 2006 Lady Davis Fellowship
  • 2004 Fellow of SPIE
  • 2003 Fellow of the IEEE
  • 1995 Fellow of the Optical Society of America
  • 1995 Topical Editor of Optical Signal Processing and Imaging Science for JOSA:A
  • 1982 Miriam and Aharon Gutvirt Prize, Technion, Haifa, Israel
  • 1970 Honors Diploma, Lvov Polytechnic Institute, USSR