Dr. Harshawardhan Wanare

Professor
Department of Physics and Centre for Lasers and Photonics
Southern Laboratory SL-217(D)
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur - 208 016


Tel: +91-512-259-7885 (O)
Fax: +91-512-259-0914
Email: hwanare AT iitk DOT ac DOT in

  Education

Ph.D. Physics (1998) University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

M.Sc. Physics (1992) Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Ananthapur, India

  Research positions and employment

Professor Jun 2014 -- till date
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Associate professor Jul 2009 -- Jun 2014
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Assistant professor Sep 2001 -- Jun 2009
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Visiting assistant professor Jul 2000 -- Sep 2001
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Post doctoral fellow May 1999 -- Jun 2000
Physics Department, Illinois State University, Normal IL, USA

Post doctoral fellow May 1998 -- Apr 1999
Physics Department, Washington State University, Pullman WA, USA

Research scholar Jul 1993 -- Apr 1998
School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India

Project scientist Aug 1992 -- Jun 1993
Physics Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

  Current research interests


Nonlinear optics

Coherent control of light-matter interaction

Quantum optics

Metamaterials

Imaging in random media

Anisotropic media and Orbital Angular Momentum states of light

Photonic bandgap materials

  Courses taught

Postgraduate courses

PHY 690L Quantum Optics #
PHY 690 Nonlinear Optics and Quantum Optics #
PHY 524 Introduction to Atomic and Nuclear Physics
LT 631 Introduction to Coherent and Laser Optics
LT 601 Introduction to Lasers
PSE 602 Principles of Lasers and Detectors # *


Undergraduate courses

SE 320 Physics of Information Processing #
SE 309 Principles of Lasers and their Applications
SE 313 Modern Optics
PHY 224 Optical Physics
PHY 218 Optics Laboratory
PHY 103 Physics - II (Electrodynamics)
PHY 100 Introduction to Profession
PHY 400 Introduction to the Department *

PHY 105 Fundamentals of Physics (Illinois State University)
PHY 202 Fundamentals of Electricity and Magnetism (Washington State University)

Tutorials

BSO 203 Quantum Physics
PHY 103 Physics - II (Electrodynamics) PHY 102 Physics - I (Mechanics)

# Course was conceived and the content was developed either fully or partially by me
* Course being taught by me presently

  Selected publications


Please send me an email, if you need the reprints of any of my papers.
Click here for links to the respective journal websites and citations

Angular Lens
R. Sahu, S. Chaudhary, K. Khare, M. Bhattacharya, Harshawardhan Wanare and Anand Kumar Jha
Optics Express Vol. 26, Issue 7, 8709-8718 (2018)


Cloaks for suppression or enhancement of scattering of diffuse photon density waves
Lalruatfela Renthlei, S. Anantha Ramakrishna and Harshawardhan Wanare
Pramana - Journal of Physics Vol. 91, Issue 1, 1 (2018)


Anisotropic nonlinear optics based on quantum interference
A. Kani and Harshawardhan Wanare
Europhysics Letters Vol. 120, 33001 (2018)


Photon density wave resonances of amplifying inhomogeneities in a random medium
Lalruatfela Renthlei, S. Anantha Ramakrishna, Harshawardhan Wanare
Journal of Optical Society of America B Vol. 34, No. 7, 1386-1391 (2017)


Efficient generation of propagation-invariant spatially stationary partially coherent fields
Shaurya Aarav, Abhinandan Bhattacharjee, Harshawardhan Wanare, Anand Kumar Jha
Physical Review A Vol. 96, No. 3, 033815 (2017)


Strong coupling of surface plasmon resonances to molecules on a gold grating
Prince Gupta, S.A. Ramakrishna and Harshawardhan Wanare
Journal of Optics Vol. 18, No. 10, 105001 (2016)


Enhanced propagation of photon density waves in random amplifying media
Lalruatfela Renthlei, Harshawardhan Wanare, and S. Anantha Ramakrishna
Physical Review A Vol. 91, 043825 (2015)


Magic frequency enabled by quantum interference for a dual atomic device
S. Pradhan, A. Kani, Harshawardhan Wanare, S. Mishra and A.K. Das
Journal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics Vol. 48, Number 7, 075502 (2015)


Harnessing quantum superposition and interference in atomic systems
A. Kani and Harshawardhan Wanare
Optics Express Vol. 22, 15305-15314 (2014)


Optical instabilities in a three-level Λ and V system inside a double cavity
H. Aswath Babu and Harshawardhan Wanare
Physical Review A Vol. 88, 023814 (2013)


Coherent control of refractive index using optical bistability
H. Aswath Babu and Harshawardhan Wanare
Physical Review A Vol. 87, 033821 (2013)


Nonlinear magneto-optic and self-polarization rotation by superposition of states
S. Pradhan, A. Kani, H. Wanare, R. Behera, and A. K. Das
Physical Review A Vol. 85, 063805 (2012)


Bio-organism detection in one dimensional photonic crystals using electromagnetically induced transparency
Jolly Jose and Harshawardhan Wanare
Optics Letters Vol. 37, Issue 3, 410 - 412 (2012)
Selected by the Editors for publication in "The Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics" Vol. 7, Issue 4 — Mar. 29 (2012)


Negative and positive hysteresis in double-cavity optical bistability in a three-level atom
H. Aswath Babu and Harshawardhan Wanare
Physical Review A Vol. 83, 033818 (2011)


Nonlinear dynamics of double-cavity optical bistability of a three-level ladder system
H. Aswath Babu and Harshawardhan Wanare
Physical Review A Vol. 83, 033819 (2011)


Controlling metamaterial resonances with light
Sangeeta Chakrabarti, S. Anantha Ramakrishna, and Harshawardhan Wanare
Physical Review A Vol. 82, 023810 (2010)


Commentary: Controlling electromagnetic metamaterials
Harshawardhan Wanare
Journal of Nanophotonics Vol. 4, 040304 (2010)


Time moments of the energy flow of optical pulses in highly dispersive media
Lipsa Nanda, Harshawardhan Wanare and S. Anantha Ramakrishna
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Vol. 43, Number 5, 055503 (2010)


Characterization of a fiber optic liquid refractive index sensor
A. Mukherjee, D. Munsi, V. Saxena, R. Rajput, P. Tewari, V. Singh, A.K. Ghosh, J. John, Harshawardhan Wanare and Pinaki Gupta-Bhaya
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical Vol. 145, Issue 1, 265-271 (2010)


Switching a plasma-like metamaterial via embedded resonant atoms exhibiting electromagnetically induced transparency
Sangeeta Chakrabarti, S. Anantha Ramakrishna and Harshawardhan Wanare
Optics Letters Vol. 34, Issue 23, 3728-3730 (2009)
Highlighted in Nature India, doi:10.1038/nindia.2009.357; Published online 24 December 2009

Why do superluminal pulses become subluminal once they go far enough?
Lipsa Nanda, Harshawardhan Wanare and S. Anantha Ramakrishna
Physical Review A - Rapid Communication, Vol. 79, 041806(R) (2009).

Coherently controlling metamaterials
Sangeeta Chakrabarti, S. Anantha Ramakrishna and Harshawardhan Wanare
Optics Express Vol. 16, Issue 24, 19504-19511 (2008)

Subharmonic structure under strong modulation and multicolored coherence in three-level atoms
Harshawardhan Wanare
Journal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular Optical Physics Vol. 41, 125502 (2008)

Multicolored coherent population trapping in Lambda - system using phase modulated fields
Harshawardhan Wanare
Physical Review Letters Vol. 96, 183601 (2006)

Numerical solution of the time-dependent Maxwell's equation for random dielectric medium
W. Harshawardhan, Q Su and R. Grobe
Physical Review E Vol. 62, 8705 - 8712 (2000)

Enhancement of Nonlinear Optical Signal under Coherent Population Trapping Conditions
W. Harshawardhan and G.S. Agarwal
Physical Review A Vol. 58, 598 - 604 (1998)

Inhibition and Enhancement of Two Photon Absorption
G.S. Agarwal and W. Harshawardhan
Physical Review Letters Vol. 77, 1039 - 1042 (1996)

Controlling Optical Bistability using Electromagnetic - Field - Induced - Transparency and Quantum Interferences
W. Harshawardhan and G.S. Agarwal
Physical Review A Vol. 53, 1812 - 1817 (1996)

Realization of Trapping in Two-Level System with Frequency Modulated Fields
G.S. Agarwal and W. Harshawardhan
Physical Review A Vol. 50, R4465 - R4467 (1994)

  Other academic activities

Recent invited talks

Anisotropy in Atoms: an interplay of light and magnetic field induced anisotropy
Conference on Computational Physics, December 2-5 (2015)
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.


Photon Density Waves in Ampliying Random Media
2nd URSI - Regional Conference on Radio Science, November 16-19 (2015)
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Sponsored project
Imaging of biological tissue using diffuse light
Sponsored by the Ministry of Human Research Development (MHRD), India
Grant of INR. 10,00,000

Conference/Meeting organization
Workshop on the Coherent Control of Optical Phenomena - July 9-10 (2007)
Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST), India, IEEE (U.P. Chapter) and I.I.T Kanpur

Referee to the following journals
European Physical Journal - Applied Physics
European Physical Journal D
Journal of Nanophotonics
Journal of Physics B
Optics Communications
Optics Express
Physical Review A
Physical Review Letters
Pramana: Journal of Physics
Current Science

  Administrative activities

Physics

Departmental Budget Allocation Committee, member
Departmental Computer Coordinator *
Departmental Undergraduate Committee, member
Departmental Undergraduate Committee, convener
Departmental Dual-Degree Committee, member
Departmental Dual-Degree Committee, coordinator
Departmental Student Counselor
Departmental Condemnation Committee, convener
Departmental Optics and Lasers group convener
Departmental Faculty Appointment Committee *

Photonics Science and Engineering Programme
(Formerly Laser Technology Programme)


Institute Research and Development Committee, member
Senate Library Committee, departmental representative
Departmental Postgraduate Committee, member
Departmental Website Coordinator
Departmental Postgraduate Committee, convener
Departmental Postdoctoral Search Committee, member *
Departmental Undergraduate Committee, convener
Departmental Undergraduate Committee, member
Departmental Faculty Appointment Committee *

Institute Level
Senate Undergraduate Committee on granting underload to UG students, convener
Senate Committee for formulation of rules for prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harrassment of students, 2017, member
Internal Complaints Committee (ICC), member *

* present administrative duty

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Website updated on January, 2016.