Shlomi Arnon (SPIE Fellow)

Professor of Electrical Engineering Ben-Gurion University

EU H2020 FET-open coordinator 

Director, BGU center for quantum science and technology (BGU-QST)

Director, Satellite and Wireless Communication Laboratory (SWCL),

Israel Network for Lunar Science and Exploration 


Cont info

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department 

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O Box 653 IL-84105

Beer-Sheva ISRAEL

Phone 972-8-6477773,

Fax 972-8-6472949  

Skype: shlomiarnon

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Prof. Shlomi Arnon is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also the director of the Center for Quantum Science and Technology (BGU-QST) at Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel, and the director of the Satellite and Wireless Communication Laboratory at the university. Professor Arnon is a Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). He was a postdoctoral associate (Fulbright Fellow) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. He has held visiting positions at TU/e Eindhoven, Philips Lab, Nederland, TU Delft, and Cornell University. He has served several times as associate editor for special issues on optical wireless communication for OSA and IEEE. He is co-author of the book Applied Aspects of Optical Communication and LIDAR, Taylor & Francis/CRC, 2010; co-editor of the book Advanced Optical Wireless Communication Systems, Cambridge University Press, 2012; and editor of the book Visible Light Communication, Cambridge University Press, 2015. Recently he has initiated a new project in area of medical and quantum technology funded by the prestigious European Union FET Open program. The main subjects of his research include wireless and satellite communication, optical wireless communication, free space optics, quantum key distribution system, optical technologies for environmental monitoring, and quantum technology for medical applications



Our current research:


EU 2020 FET-Open project Breast cancer detection CANCER SCAN (coordinated by Prof Arnon ) plans to develop a radically new unified technological concept of biomedical breast cancer detection utilizing.  This project is at the forefront of research aimed at integrating quantum science into medical applications.

A Body Scan for Cancer Detection using Quantum Technology


Wireless and Satellite RF Communication

Our research deals with the atmospheric effect on the communication performance using formal mathematics, simulation, and machine learning algorithm /deep learning


OWC and lidar

FSO, LI- Fi, lidar Visible light communication (VLC) ), Optical wireless communication (OWC) underwater communication

 Advanced Optical Wireless Communication Systems

Applied Aspects of Optical Communication and LIDAR

Visible Light Communication

Advanced Communication Techniques and Applications for High-Altitude Platforms




In this research we look at practical implementation of a long-range Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) link with trusted nodes, achieving the highest possible secret key rate generation within the security and system level constraints.

Part of the work in collaboration with Prof. M. Mondin and et. al.


Environmental and agriculture monitoring

We have only one Earth, and to keep it at healthy condition, continuous monitoring is required.  We develop different optical methods to monitor water, aerosols and air.

Part of the work in collaboration with Prof. O. Dahan and et. al.

Special Issue "Optical Technologies for Environmental Monitoring"


Now Hiring!

We are searching for excellent students with a background in engineering and/or physics, who would like to do a PhD that will have impact on fateful issues confronting the world.