Mordechai (Moti) Segev is the Trudy and Norman Louis Professor of Physics, at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, and a Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. He has received his B.Sc. and D.Sc. from the Technion, Israel, in 1985 and 1990, respectively. Moti Segev has spent one year at Caltech as a post-doctoral fellow and two more years as a Senior Research Fellow. He joined Princeton in September of 1994 as an Assistant Professor, becoming an Associate Professor in 1997, and a Professor in 1999. In the summer of 1998, Moti Segev went back to his home country, Israel, and joined the Technion.
Moti Segev's research interests are mainly in Nonlinear Optics, Solitons, and Quantum Electronics, although he finds some entertainment in Thermodynamics, Nonlinear Dynamics, and more demanding fields such as basketball and hiking. He has more than 190 publications in refereed journals, 8 book chapters, and has given more than 50 invited presentations at conferences. Among his most significant contributions are the discoveries of photorefractive spatial solitons, self-trapping of solitons made of incoherent white light (from an incandescent light bulb), and of solitons in 2D periodic structures (e.g., nonlinear photonic lattices). Moti Segev is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (1997), a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2000). He has won several awards, among them the Sloan Research Award in Physics (USA, 1995), the Braun-Roger-Siegl Research Award of the Israeli Science Foundation (2002), and the Taub Prize (the highest research excellence prize given by the Technion to its own faculty), 2003. He served as the General Chair and Program Chair of several international conferences, and is currently serving as the Topical Editor on Nonlinear Optics in the premiere optics magazine Optics Letters. However, above all his personal achievements Moti Segev takes pride in the success of the graduate students and post-doctoral fellows that have worked with him over the years, many of them are now university professors in the US (including at Princeton and MIT), Germany, Taiwan, Croatia, Italy, etc.
(259) B. Alfassi, O. Peleg, N. Moiseyev and M. Segev, Diverging Rabi
oscillations in sub-wavelength photonic lattices, Physical Review Letters
106, 073901 (2011).
(258) C.E. Ruter, K.G. Makris, R. El-Ganainy, D.N. Christodoulides, M.
Segev and D. Kip, Observation of parity-time symmertry in optical systems,
Optics and Photonics News, Special Issue: Optics in 2010, vol 21 (12), pp.
47, December 2010.
(257) A. Szameit, Y. Shechtman, S. Gazit, and M. Segev, Super-resolution
and reconstruction of sparse sub-wavelength images from their optical
far-field, Optics and Photonics News, Special Issue: Optics in 2010, vol 21
(12), pp. 26, December 2010.
(256) Y. Lamhot, A. Barak, O. Peleg, and M. Segev, Self-trapping of optical
beams through thermophoresis, Physical Review Letters 105, 163906 (2010).
(255) I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and A.M. Bruckstein, Stochastic recurrent
dynamics of complex systems of solitons, Physical Review Letters 105, 083901
(254) A. Barak, Y. Lamhot, L. Friedland, and M. Segev, Autoresonant
propagation of incoherent light-waves, Optics Express 18, 17709 (2010).
(253) O. Bahat-Treidel, O. Peleg, M. Segev, and H. Buljan, Breakdown of
Dirac dynamics in honeycomb lattices due to nonlinear interactions, Physical
Review A 82, 013830 (2010)
(252) J. Radic, V. Bacic, D. Jukic, M. Segev, and H. Buljan, Anderson
localization of a Tonks-Girardeau gas in potentials with controlled
disorder, Physical Review A 81, 063639 (2010).
(251) O. Manela, M. Segev, D.N. Christodoulides, and D. Kip, Hofstadter
butterflies in nonlinear Harper lattices, and their optical realizations,
New Journal of Physics 12, 053017 (2010).
(250) Y. Shechtman, S. Gazit, A. Szameit, Y.C. Eldar, and M. Segev,
Super-resolution and reconstruction of sub-wavelength images using
incoherent light, Optics Letters 35, 1148 (2010).
(249) C.E. Ruter, K.G. Makris, R. El-Ganainy, D.N. Christodoulides, M.
Segev, and D. Kip, Observation of parity-time symmetry in optics, Nature
Physics 6, 192 (2010).
(248) O. Bahat-Treidel, O. Peleg, M. Grobman, N. Shapira, T. Pereg-Barnera,
and M. Segev, Klein tunneling in deformed honeycomb lattices, Physical
Review Letters 104, 063901 (2010).
(247) Y. Lamhot, A. Barak, C. Rotschild, M. Segev, A. Saraf, E. Lifshitz, A.
Marmur, R. El-Ganainy, and D.N. Christodoulides, Optical control of
thermocapillary effects in complex nanofluids, Physical Review Letters 103,
(246) S. Gazit, A. Szameit, Y.C. Eldar, and M. Segev, Super-resolution and
reconstruction of sparse sub-wavelength images, Optics Express 17, 23920
(245) B. Alfassi, C. Rotschild, and M. Segev, Incoherent surface solitons
in effectively-instantaneous nonlocal nonlinear media, Physical Review A
(Rapid Communication) 80, 041808(R) (2009).
(244) O. Peleg, Y. Plotnik, N. Moiseyev, O. Cohen and M. Segev,
Self-trapped leaky waves and their interactions, Physical Review A (Rapid
Communication) 80, 041801(R), 2009).
(243) A. Barak, Y. Lamhot, L. Friedland, and M. Segev, Autoresonant
dynamics of optical guided waves, Physical Review Letters 103, 123901
(242) S. Shwartz, M. Segev, S. Berger, E. Zolotyoyabko, and U. El-Hanany,
Light-enhanced ionic polarization in CdZnTe:V semiconductor crystals as a
source of giant enhancement of nonlinear effects, Physical Review B 79,
(241) O. Peleg, M. Segev, G. Bartal, D.N. Christodoulides, and N. Moiseyev,
Nonlinear Waves in Sub-wavelength Waveguide Arrays: Evanescent Bands and the
Phoenix Soliton, Physical Review Letters 102, 163902 (2009).
(240) K. Shandarova, C. Ruter, D. Kip, K.G. Makris, D.N. Christodoulides,
O. Peleg, and M. Segev, Experimental observation of Rabi oscillations in
photonic lattices, Physical Review Letters 102, 123905 (2009)
(239) M. Segev and D.N. Christodoulides, Looking into a self-distorting
world, Nature Photonics 3, 195 (2009)
(238) I. Kaminer, M. Segev, Y.C. Eldar, and A.M. Bruckstein, Solitonets:
complex networks of interacting fields, Proceedings of the Royal Society A
465, 1093 (2009).