Ongoing Collaborations

IISER Kolkata Team

The collaborative programme encompasses several directions in modern nanooptics and plasmonics covering areas ranging from spin, polarization optics and SOI to magnetoplasmonics, scattering and diffraction of structured vector beams including Fourier and Stokes imaging. All experimental activities are carried out at IISER Kolkata.

  • Prof Nirmalya Ghosh

    Nirmalya Ghosh is a physicist by training with further specialization in nano-optics and biophotonics. He received his Ph.D from Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore, India. Subsequently, he conducted his postdoctoral research in the Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has also held the position of scientist at RRCAT in the Department of Atomic Energy. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Physical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata.

  • Prof Ayan Banerjee

    Ayan Banerjee has been working in the field of optics and spectroscopy for the last two decades. He obtained his Ph.D in physics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, following which he was a research scientist at General Electric. Currently he is a Professor at DPS IISER Kolkata.

  • Associated Students and Postdocs:
    • Sauvik Roy
    • Jeeban Kumar Naik
    • Ram Nandan Kumar
    • Shyamal Guchhait
    • B S Athira
    • Sudipta Saha

TIFR Mumbai Team

The current program focuses on Bound States in Continuum and different facets of reflectionless potentials. All experimental activities are carried out at TIFR Mumbai.

  • Prof Achanta Venugopal

    Currently Director, NPL
    Venu Gopal Achanta obtained Ph.D. in Physics from TIFR, Mumbai and Ph.D. in Electronics from Tokyo University, Japan. He worked as a NEDO Fellow at FESTA Laboratories, Japan and as JST Fellow in NEC Corporation, Japan during 2000-2004. He is a Professor in Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science, TIFR, Mumbai and is on lien at National Physical Laboratory as Director from 2021. His research interests are nanophotonics and planar architectures for classical and quantum information processing.

  • Associated Students and Postdocs:
    • L V Thekkekara
    • Pravin Vaity

IACS Kolkata Team

Projects undertaken are on two different aspects of quantum optics, namely (a) extracting negative index behaviour from polar molecules and (b) generating correlated photon pairs from coupled cavities containing 3-level atoms. All calculations are based on a density matrix approach.

  • Prof Bimalendu Deb

    Bimalendu Deb obtained his Ph.D. (Physics) in 1997 from Jadavpur University. He held Post-doctoral Research position during 1997-2001 at Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (1997-2000) and at Georgia-Tech, USA (2000-2001). Prior to joining IACS Kolkata in 2006 he was a faculty at Laser Physics Division, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad. He is now a Senior Professor at IACS Kolkata

  • Associated Students and Postdocs:
    • Anushree Dey
    • Arpita Pal
    • Dibyendu Sardar

University of Hyderabad and other Institute Students

  • Students who did Projects with me (a few of them are now established faculty and postdocs at reputed Institutions)
    • Ghanasyam Remesh
    • Maunica Mahankali (IISER Kolkata)
    • Kiran Kolluru
    • Samyobrata Mukherjee
    • K. V. Sowmya Sai
    • K Neerikshan Reddy
    • Dheeraj Golla (IIT Kharagpur)
    • Manas Kulkarni
    • many more