Our effort is directed at studying the transport of optical waves through media which have a variation in the refractive index over length scales comparable to the wavelength. These experiments mostly deal with radiation at or near visible wavelengths. The structure can be ordered, or disordered, or even a combination of both. While some parallels can be drawn with the propagation of electrons in crystals, there also exist significant differences. For example, light can experience amplification which leads to fascinating phenomena hitherto unpredicted by theoretical studies. The existence of sophisticated laser sources, light detectors, and nanofabrication techniques makes it possible to experimentally study even the most elusive of phenomena. We aim to study light propagation through such nanostructured media in a passive, active, dielectric or a metallic environment. In this website, we broadly summarize the focus areas of this laboratory. To know more details of our studies, email us!
K. Shadak Alee
N Sreeman Kumar
Scientific Assistant B
Anjani Kumar Tiwari
Swapnesh K Panigrahi
To reach us, take a cab from the Airport/Railway Station/Bus Station to Old Navynagar. Once you reach the Navynagar Bus Terminus, drive on for about 100 metres to reach TIFR. We are in the basement of Homi Bhabha Auditorium.
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Does our work interest you? If you would like to explore the possibility of joining us, contact through the email address.
Undergraduate students interested in short-term projects are encouraged to apply.