Optics,Spectroscopy and Laser Plasma Physics

About Us

The group has strength at developing optical instrumentation and photonics along with theoretical and computational modeling. The research involves interaction of light with atoms, molecules, clusters, nanosystems and plasmas. We have an ultrashort intense laser system in the lab which will be deployed to study dynamics occurring in various systems ranging from the atmospheric to astrophysical environments. Theory and experiment live in harmony and generate harmonics in the lab for spectroscopic studies. The group has successfully demonstrated that fundamental science can be translated to real-world technology which has applications in advanced imaging of systems starting from atomic to macroscopic sizes and optics based non-invasive medical devices, developing high efficiency photovoltaics, particle accelerators to treat deadly diseases, and astrophysical plasma modeling.


Bhuvanesh Ramakrishnar

Associate Professor

lntense Laser Plasma Interaction, Ion acceleration, Fast Ignition Fusion.

Kirit Makwana

Assistant Professor

Basic plasma physics, space plasmas, plasma astrophysics, magnetic reconnection, plasma turbulence, and numerical simulations.

Nithyanandan Kanagaraj

Assistant Professor

Theoretical and experimental aspects of Optics & Photonics, Ultrafast Fiber lasers, and amplifiers, Machine learning in (Smart) Photonic systems, Complex Photonics, Nonlinear Dynamics & Integrable Systems, Nonlinear (Fiber) Optics, Fiber Optics Communication, and Signal Processing

Sai Santosh Kumar Raavi

Associate Professor

Ultrafast laser spectroscopy, Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics, Organic material based Photovoltaics (BHJ, DSSC, ss-DSSC and Hybrid).

Vandana Sharma

Associate Professor

Ultrafast Molecular Dynamics using a combination of Ultrashort laser pulses and Cold Target Recoil Ion Momentum Spectroscopy.