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    Established in the year 2004 the Femtosecond Laser Lab at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur primarily focuses on theoretical and experimental laser-based optical approaches of coherent control of molecular dynamics leading to vast applications ranging from quantum computing to biological-imaging.More specifically, we are investigating ultrafast laser pulse shaping applications in gaseous and liquid phase molecular dynamics, opto-electronics, biologically relevant multi-photon fluorescence microscopy & optical trapping and knotting all these odd ends together leading to quantum computing.

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  • Three pulse Photon Echo

Current News

Two Ph.D position available on "Femtosecond pulse shaping to modulate molecular characteristics" under the Visvesvaraya Ph.D scheme, conceived by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY), Government of India.

Debjit Roy Submitted Ph.D Thesis entitled "Control and Application of Two Photon Fluorescence in Microscopy and Optical tweezers" on February, 2015.

Ajitesh Kumar defended his thesis sucessfully entitled "Probing molecular Dynamics in Condensed phase by spectrally Resolved Photon Echo spectroscopy" on March, 2015.

Pardeep kumar defended his thesis sucessfully entitled "Thermal Lens study of Strong Absorbing samples with Femtosecond Laser Pulse Train" on Septembar, 2014.

Dipak Kumar Das defended his thesis sucessfully entitled "Exploring the Effect of Molecular Environment on the Photophysical Aspects of Laser Induced Processes"on August, 2014.

Sandeep Kumar Maurya defended his thesis sucessfully entitled "Madulation of Nonlinear optical Properties of Molecules in Condensed Phase with femtosecond Laser Pulse" on March, 2015.

Prof. Debabrata Goswami

Joined the Department as associate professor in Nov. 2003 and became Professor in 2010.

Before coming to IITK, he was a faculty at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbaifor five years.

He got his PhD from Princeton University in 1994 and did his post-doctoral work at Harvard University and Brookhaven National Laboratory. In 2004, he became the Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and the Swarnajayanti Fellow.

His main Research interest is

  • Molecular Dynamics.
  • Femtosecond Pulse Shaping.
  • Nonlinear Spectroscopy.
  • Microscopy and Bioimaging.
  • Quantum and Nano Computing.
  • Thermal Lens Spectroscopy.
  • Optical Tweezers.
  • Coherent Control.