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Giving Sunglasses the Power of Night Vision

Giving Sunglasses the Power of Night Vision

March 5, 2014

Homeland & Cyber Security, Nanotechnology

BGU Prof. Gabby Sarusi

BGU Prof. Gabby Sarusi

No Camels — Night-vision goggles are widely used – and not only for military purposes. Rescuers, wildlife explorers and even hikers use them to see in the dark. However, most night vision devices have one thing in common – they’re extremely bulky.

BGU Prof. Gabby Sarusi, a member of the University’s Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology and Homeland Security Institute, is leading a team of researchers to develop a thin coating that will turn invisible infrared light into visible light for creating night vision glasses.

As opposed to other more cumbersome and expensive night vision systems, Prof. Sarusi and his team will develop a layer one micron thick that can be applied to any glasses.

I_1_night_vision_glasses_feedProf. Sarusi’s team received a major grant from the Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative (INNI) to develop this futuristic technology.

“We want to use a smart layer (based on nano-photonics technologies) to shift invisible light to visible. It would be like looking around at full moonlight,” says Prof. Sarusi.

Read more on the No Camels, Israeli Innovation News website >>