Assistant Prof. Carmel Rotschild


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Assistant Prof. Carmel Rotschild


Mechanical Engineering

Main energy field:

Renewable Energy Sources


Ph.D. 2008, Technion, Physics.
B.Sc. 2000, Technion, Mechanical Engineering (optical engineering).

Research Area in Energy:

Luminescence Solar Concentrators.

Solar powered laser.

Incoherent up conversion and down conversion.

Research Interests:

Localized energy states in molecules, and energy transfer in low-order materials.

In term of applications my research engaged with nano-scale devices for solar energy. These include; optical heat pumps, solar powered laser, nonlinear optics in incoherent light for efficient conversion of IR and short wavelengths to electricity, and engineering of thermal radiation.

Selected Publications:

C. Rotschild, S. Zommer, S. Moed, O. Hershcovitz, S. G. Lipson, Adjustable spiral phase plate, Appl. Opt. 43, 2397, (2004).

C. Rotschild , O. Cohen, O. Manela, T. Carmon, and M. Segev, Interactions between spatial screening solitons propagating in opposite directions, JOSA B, 21(7),1354,(2004).

C. Rotschild, T. Carmon, O. Cohen, O. Manela, and M. Segev, Solitons in nonlinear media with an infinite range of nonlocality: first observation of coherent elliptic solitons and of vortex-ring solitons, Phys. Rev. Lett.. 95, 213904 (2005).

C. Rotschild, Z. Xu, O. Cohen, Y. aroslav V. Kartashov, L Torner, and M. Segev, Two-dimensional multipole-mode solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media, Opt. Lett. 31, 3312, (2006).

C. Rotschild, B. Alfassi, O. Cohen, and M. Segev, Long-range interactions between optical solitons. Nature Phys. 2, 769, (2006)

R. El-Ganainy, D. N. Christodoulides, Z. H. Musslimani, C. Rotschild, and M. Segev, Optical beam instabilities in nonlinear nanosuspensions, Opt. Lett., 32, 3185 (2007).

I. Kaminer, C. Rotschild, O. Manela, and M. Segev., Periodic solitons in nonlocal nonlinear media, Opt. Lett., 32, 3209 (2007)

B. Alfassi, C. Rotschild, O. Cohen, D. N. Christodoulides, and M. Segev, Boundary Force Effects Extracted on Solitons in Nonlinear Media With a Very Large Range of Nonlocality, Opt. Lett., 32, 154 (2007).

R. El-Ganainy, C. Rotschild, M. Segev, and D. N. Christodoulides Soliton Dynamics and Self-Induced Transparency in Nonlinear Nanosuspensions, Optics Express, 15, 10207(2007)

A. Barak, C. Rotschild1,2, B. Alfassi, D. N. Christodoulides and M. Segev, Random-Phase Surface-Wave Solitons in Nonlocal Nonlinear Media, Opt. Lett., 32, 2450 (2007)

B. Alfassi, C. Rotschild, O. Manela, D. N. Christodoulides and M. Segev, Nonlocal Surface-Wave Solitons, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 213901 (2007).

C. Rotschild, T. Schwartz, O. Cohen and M. Segev, Incoherent solitons in effectively instantaneous nonlocal nonlinear media, Nature Photonics, 2, 371( 2008).

B. Alfassi, C. Rotschild, and M. Segev, incoherent surface solitons in effectively instantaneous nonlocal nonlinear media, Phys. Rev. A, 80, 041808 (2009).

Y. Lamhot, A. Barak, C. Rotschild, M. Saraf, E. Lifshitz, A. Marmur,R. El-Ganainy, D.N. Christodoulides, and M. Segev, Optical control of thermo-capillary effects in complex nanofluids, Phys. Rev. Lett.. 103, 264503 (2009).

C.L. Mulder, P. D. Reusswig, A. Beyler, H. Kim, C. Rotschild, M.A. Baldo, Dyes Aligned in Luminescent Solar Concentrators II. Horizontal Alignment for Energy Harvesting in Linear Polarizers, Optics Express, 18, A91 (2010) [Energy express].

C.L. Mulder, P. D. Reusswig, A. M. Velazquez, H. Kim, C. Rotschild, M.A. Baldo, Dyes Aligned in Luminescent Solar Concentrators I. Vertical Alignment for Improved Waveguiding Coupling, Optics Express, 18, A79 (2010) [Energy express].

E. Greenfield, C. Rotschild, J Nemirovsky, A Szameit, R El-Ganainy, D. N. Christodoulides, M. Saraf, E. Lifshitz, and M Segev,. Light-induced self-synchronizing flow patterns, New Journal Of Physics, 13, 052021 .(2011)

C. Rotschild, M. Tomes, H. Mendoza, T. L. Andrew, T. M. Swager, T. Carmon, and M.A. Baldo, Cascaded energy transfer for efficient broad-band pumping of high-quality, micro-lasers, Advanced Materials, 23: n/a. doi: 10.1002/ adma.201100467. (2011).

A. Menéndez-Velázquez, C. L. Mulder, N. J. Thompson, T. L. Andrew, P. D. Reusswig, C. Rotschild, and M. A. Baldo, Light-recycling within electronic displays using deep red and near infrared photoluminescent polarizers, Energy & Environmental Science DOI: 10.1039/c2ee23265k (2011)

Submitted papers
A. Manor, N. Kruger, D. Granot and C Rotschild, Entropy driven multi-photon up-conversion:

Manor, L. L. Martin and C Rotschild, Thermally enhanced photoluminescence for efficient photovoltaics:

P. D. Reusswig, S. Nechayev*, J. M. Scherer, G. W. Hwang, M. G. Bawendi, M. A. Baldo, C. Rotschild, Solar Pumped Lasers via Cascade Energy Transfer, *S. Nechayev contribution is equal to first author.