Optics and Photonics
Welcome to the home page of the Photonics and Spectroscopy Group of Physics Department at IIT Bombay. Our mission is to explore light-matter interactions in various types of physical systems to understand essential fundamental concepts and to develop novel technologies for real-world applications. Our aim is to foster environment of learning, innovation and interdisciplinary research in the upcoming field of photonics. We strive to provide a stimulating as well as vibrant atmosphere for undergraduate and postgraduate students through research and teaching.
We have a long tradition of offering several undergraduate theory as well as laboratory courses in photonics and spectroscopy like optics, basic and advanced photonics, light-matter interaction, optics at nanoscale and introduction to atomic and molecular physics. Our research is adventurous as well as curiosity-driven but relevant to the wider scientific community. Some of the cutting-edge research areas, which we have been trying to explore are nonlinear optics, ultrafast phenomena, molecular spectroscopy, nano-optics and plasmonics, organic LEDs and devices. Our labs and central facilities available at IIT Bombay are well-equipped to undertake frontline research in any of these topics. You can find out more about our research by browsing our department pages.