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Motivated by the construction of the world's first x-ray free-electron laser two miles away from Stanford University, Sharon has started to explore the possibilities of extending concepts of laser physics as known at visible wavelengths to x-ray wavelengths. Sharon's research during the time he spent at Stanford revealed a plethora of new effects with x-ray photons. In October 2012, Sharon Shwartz joined the physics department at Bar-Ilan University as a new faculty member. He pursues the research on nonlinear and quantum phenomena in the x-ray portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. In particular, Sharon explores fundamental phenomena associated with high fields at x-ray wavelengths, and develops new techniques to probe the world around us at atomic spatial and temporal scales.

Sharon Shwartz received his B.A in physics from the Technion in 2001. He joined the group of Professor Moredechai Segev at the Technion in 2002. Sharon's dissertation focused on the studying of the enormous light-induced changes in the optical, mechanical and electrical properties of the semiconductor CdZnTe:V. This research was a truly multidisciplinary study, involving nonlinear optics and material science techniques. Sharon was among the first six awardees of the prestigious Adams Fellowships for doctoral students awarded by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. In 2008, Sharon completed his doctorate and decided to join the group of Professor Stephen Harris at Stanford University as a postdoctoral fellow.

Research Areas

  • Nonlinear optics
  • Quantum Optics
  • Ultrafast science
  • X-Ray Physics

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

Nov 2002Oct 2008

Award Date: 1 Oct 2008

Bachelor

Nov 1998Oct 2001

Award Date: 1 Oct 2001

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  • Confirming X-ray parametric down conversion by time–energy correlation

    Hartley, N. J., Hodge, D., Buckway, T., Camacho, R., Chow, P., Christie, E., Gleason, A., Glenzer, S., Halavanau, A., Hardy, A. M., Recker, C., Sheehan, S., Shwartz, S., Tarvin, H., Ware, M., Wunschel, J., Xiao, Y., Sandberg, R. L. & Walker, G., Feb 2024, In: Results in Physics. 57, 107328.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Free electron laser stochastic spectroscopy revealing silicon bond softening dynamics

    De Angelis, D., Principi, E., Bencivenga, F., Fausti, D., Foglia, L., Klein, Y., Manfredda, M., Mincigrucci, R., Montanaro, A., Pedersoli, E., Pelli Cresi, J. S., Perosa, G., Prince, K. C., Razzoli, E., Shwartz, S., Simoncig, A., Spampinati, S., Svetina, C., Szlachetko, J., Tripathi, A., & 3 othersVartanyants, I. A., Zangrando, M. & Capotondi, F., 1 Jun 2023, In: Physical Review B. 107, 21, 214305.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    2 Scopus citations
  • High energy-resolution transient ghost absorption spectroscopy

    Tripathi, A. K., Klein, Y., Strizhevsky, E., Capotondi, F., Angelis, D. D., Giannessi, L., Pancaldi, M., Pedersoli, E., Prince, K. C., Sefi, O., Kim, Y. Y., Vartanyants, I. A. & Shwartz, S., 2023, 2023 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2023. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., FW3M.7. (2023 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2023).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

  • High energy-resolution transient ghost absorption spectroscopy

    Tripathi, A. K., Klein, Y., Strizhevsky, E., Capotondi, F., Angelis, D. D., Giannessi, L., Pancaldi, M., Pedersoli, E., Prince, K. C., Sefi, O., Kim, Y. Y., Vartanyants, I. A. & Shwartz, S., 2023, CLEO: Fundamental Science, CLEO:FS 2023. Optical Society of America, (CLEO: Fundamental Science, CLEO:FS 2023).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

    Open Access
  • High-resolution Imaging with Scattered X-ray Radiation

    Yehuda, A. B., Sefi, O., Cohen, E. & Shwartz, S., 2023, CLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO:A and T 2023. Optical Society of America, (CLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO:A and T 2023).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review