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                                 Joseph Rosen, DSc

Benjamin H. Swig Professor in Optoelectronics

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"College is a place where the professor’s lecture notes go straight to the students’ lecture notes, without passing through the brains of either"   Mark Twain

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering
P.O.Box 653, Beer-Sheva 84105


Zlotowski Building, No. 33,  Room No. 308

972-8-647 7150

972-8-647 2949


שעת קבלה

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Research Interests
Biomedical Optics, 
Optical Microscopy, Image Processing, Diffractive Optics, Interferometry, Pattern Recognition, Image Restoration, Statistical Optics, Binary Optics, Data Storage, Holography יוסי רוזן

When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heatRonald Reagan

“We all know that light travels faster than sound. That's why certain people appear bright until you hear them speak.” Albert Einstein

"How can we have any new ideas or fresh outlooks when 90 per cent of all the scientists who have ever lived have still not died?"    Alan Lindsay Mackay, Scientific World 1969, 13, 17-21

"There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it"  Edith Wharton

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."   Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Everything is possible; the impossible just takes a little longer"  Anonymous


"I didn't think; I experimented."    Wilhelm Roentgen

Complete List of Publications 

Press Coverage pr

Hebrew article on Fourier incoherent single channel holography (FISCH).  abg

Hebrew article by Yael Balaban in SA on finchlogo       bio

Article by Sally Cole Johnson in lfw   on finchlogo       bio

Article in TFOT on finchlogo     bio

Hebrew articles in ynet_logo  and yadanon finchlogo   bio
News Release from jhu about finchlogo  bio

Article by Gail Overton in lfw   on finchlogo             bio



 "In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs."
     Sir William Osler


 Research Students gs

 Youzhi Li - PhD (Graduated in 2004)

 Mark Gochler - PhD (Graduated in 2006)

 David Abookasis - PhD (Graduated in 2006)

Nati Shaked - PhD (Graduated in 2008)

Barak Katz - PhD (Graduated in 2012)

 Yair Rivenson - PhD (Graduated in 2013, Co-advisor A. Stern, Electrooptical Eng., BGU)

Roy Kelner - PhD

Yuval Kashter - PhD

"Although the universe is under no obligation to make sense, students in pursuit of the Ph.D. are"
Robert P. Kirshner "Exploding Stars and the Expanding Universe,"  Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 1991, 32, 233-244


  Teaching  יוסף רוזן

 Holography and Diffractive Optics - Graduate School     

Fourier Optics - 4th year elective undergraduate

 Statistical Optics - Graduate School

 Introduction to Photoelectronics - 3rd year core undergraduate

"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."  Kahlil Gibran




  1. Y. Baar, J. Rosen, and N. Shashar,"Circular polarization of  transmitted  light by Sapphirinidae copepods," PLoS One 9, e86131, 1-6 (2014).  s
  2. G. Brooker, N. Siegel, J. Rosen, N. Hashimoto, M. Kurihara, and A. Tanabe "In-line FINCH super resolution digital holographic fluorescence microscopy using a high efficiency transmission liquid crystal GRIN lens," Opt. Lett. 38, 5264-5267 (2013).  s
  3. Y. RivensonB. Katz R. Kelner and J. Rosen, "Single-channel in-line multi-modal digital holography" Opt. Lett. 38, 4719–4722 (2013).  s  
  4. N. Siegel, J. Rosen, and G. Brooker, "Faithful reconstruction of digital holograms captured by FINCH using a Hamming window function in the Fresnel propagation," Opt. Lett. 38, 3922–3925 (2013).  s
  5. R. Kelner, J. Rosen, and G. Brooker "Enhanced resolution in Fourier incoherent single channel holography (FISCH) with reduced optical path difference" Opt. Express 21 20131–20144 (2013). s
  6. Y. RivensonA. Stern and J. Rosen, "Reconstruction guarantees for compressive tomographic holography," Opt. Lett. 38, 2509-2511 (2013).  s
  7. R. Kelner and J. Rosen, "Spatially incoherent single channel digital Fourier holography" Opt. Lett. 37, 3723–3725 (2012).  s
  8. Y. Rivenson, A. Rot, S. Balber, A. Stern and J. Rosen, "Recovery of partially occluded objects by applying compressive Fresnel holography", Opt. Lett., Vol. 37, 1757-1759 (2012).  s
  1. J. Rosen, and G. Brooker, "Fresnel incoherent correlation holography (FINCH) – A review of research," Advanced Optical Technologies 1, 151–169 (2012).  s
  2.  B. Katz, J. Rosen, R. Kelner and G. Brooker, "Enhanced resolution and throughput of Fresnel incoherent correlation holography (FINCH) using dual diffractive lenses on a spatial light modulator (SLM)," Opt. Express 20, 9109-9121 (2012).   s
  3. N. Siegel, and J. Rosen, G. Brooker, " Reconstruction of objects above and below the objective focal plane with dimensional fidelity by FINCH fluorescence microscopy" Opt. Express 2019822–19835 (2012). s 
  4. J. Rosen, N. Siegel, and G. Brooker, "Theoretical and experimental demonstration of resolution beyond the Rayleigh limit by FINCH fluorescence microscopic imaging," Opt. Express 1926249-26268 (2011).  s
  1. B. Katz, and J. Rosen, "Could SAFE concept be applied  for designing a new synthetic aperture telescope? " Opt. Express 19, 4924-4936 (2011). s
  2. G. Brooker, N. Siegel, V. Wang and J. Rosen, "Optimal resolution in Fresnel incoherent correlation holographic fluorescence microscopy," Opt. Express 19, 5047-5062 (2011). s
  3. Y. RivensonA. Stern and J. Rosen, "Compressive multiple view projection incoherent holography" Opt. Express 19, 6109-6118 (2011). s
  4.  B. Katz, D. Wulich  and J. Rosen, " Optimal noise suppression in Fresnel incoherent correlation holography (FINCH) configured for maximum imaging resolution," Appl. Opt. 49, 5757-5763 (2010)stam 
  5. B. Katz, and J. Rosen, "Super-Resolution in Incoherent Optical Imaging using Synthetic Aperture with Fresnel Elements," Opt. Express 18,   (2010). stam 

  1. N. T. Shaked, B. Katz and J. Rosen, "Review of Three-Dimensional Holographic Imaging by xMultiple-Viewpoint-Projection Based Methods," Appl. Opt. 48, H120-H136 (2009).   
        xstam     MVPxChosen to be published in Spotlight on Optics (Highlighted Articles from OSA Journals)
October 2009in Advances in Optics and Photonics, of November 2009,
          and in
Virtual Journal  for  Biomedical  Optics. of January 2010.
  1. N. T. Shaked, Y. Yitzhaky and J. Rosen, "Incoherent holographic imaging through thin turbulent media", Opt. Comm. 282, 1546–1550 (2009).stam
  2. N. T. Shaked, G. Segev and J. Rosen, "Three-dimensional object recognition using a quasi-correlator invariant to imaging distances," Opt. Express 16, 17148-17153 (2008). stam
  3. N. T. Shaked, and J. Rosen, "Multiple-viewpoint projection holograms synthesized by spatially incoherent correlation with broadband functions," JOSA A (2008). stam
  4. N. T. Shaked,  B. Katz, and J. Rosen, "Fluorescence multicolor hologram recorded using a macrolens array," Opt. Lett. 33, 1461-1463 (2008)  stam
  5. N. T. Shaked, and J. Rosen, "Modified Fresnel Computer-Generated Hologram Directly Recorded by Multiple-Viewpoint Projections," Appl. Opt. (July 2008). stam
  6. J. Rosen, and G. Brooker "Non-Scanning Motionless Fluorescence Three-Dimensional Holographic Microscopy," Nature Photonics 2, 190-195 (2008)  stam


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