Stay Informed

Find out first how BGU is making an impact. Sign up for our e-newsletter.

Please leave this field empty

The Next Generation of Night Vision Glasses

December 21, 2012

Bookmark and Share

Imagine a thin coating that could turn any pair of glasses into night vision glasses using invisible infrared light.

Gabby Sarusi

BGU Prof. Gabby Sarusi

BGU Prof. Gabby Sarusi recently received a major grant from the Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative (INNI) to develop this futuristic technology. 

Unlike cumbersome and expensive night vision systems, Prof. Sarusi and his team are developing a one-micronthick "smart layer" to coat glasses.

"Based on nano-photonics technologies, it would shift invisible light to visible rays and would be like looking around at full moonlight," says Prof. Sarusi.

After more than 17 years working on electrooptics in the private sector, Prof. Sarusi recently joined BGU as a member of the University’s Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology and Homeland Security Institute.