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Update: Program Schedule   Poster Schedule

DAE-BRNS National Laser Symposium (NLS-27)

Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore, in collaboration with Indian Laser Association, is organizing the 27th National Laser Symposium during December 3 - 6, 2018. The symposium is sponsored by the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). The symposium aims to create a platform for researchers in the field of laser physics, technology and applications, to interact with each other and network with eminent scientists and engineers in the field. The symposium will cover invited talks by leading experts, poster presentation of the contributed papers, and thesis presentation by Ph.D. students. The Indian Laser Association will also conduct short courses prior to the Symposium. The symposium organizing committee cordially invites all the scientists, engineers, and students engaged in the basic and applied research in the broad areas of laser, to participate in the symposium.


        Physics & Technology of Lasers        

 Lasers in Nuclear Science & Technology 

  Laser Materials, Devices & Components  

      Nonlinear, Quantum & Atom Optics      

         Ultrafast Lasers & Applications          

             Lasers in Materials Science            

               Laser Plasma Interaction              

            Lasers in Industry & Defense          

      Laser Spectroscopy & Applications     

 Lasers in Chemistry, Biology & Medicine 

           Laser Based Instrumentation           

 Electronics & Instrumentation for Lasers 


The Symposium is being organized at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore. The symposium venue is an aesthetically constructed RRCAT Convention Centre with a picturesque view overlooking beautiful natural lakes surrounded by abundant greenery. RRCAT is about 12 km from the Indore railway station and about 15 km from the Indore airport.

Welcome to the cleanest campus (RRCAT) of the cleanest city (Indore) of India.


National Advisory Committee
  • Aswal, D. K., NPL, Delhi
  • Basu, S., DAE, Mumbai
  • Bhaduri, A. K., IGCAR, Kalpakkam
  • Bhattacharyya, K., IISER, Bhopal
  • Bhawalkar, D. D., Indore
  • Gupta, P. D., Indore
  • Gupta, P. K., IIT, Delhi
  • Laxmi Prasad, A. S., LEOS, ISRO, Bengaluru
  • Lionel, Benjamin., IRDE, Dehradun
  • Mohanty, A. K., BARC, Mumbai
  • Mujeeb, A., CUSAT, Kochi
  • Muraleedharan, K., CGCRI, Kolkata
  • Naik, P. A., RRCAT, Indore
  • Nath, A. K., IIT Kharagpur
  • Rajawat R. K., BARC, Mumbai
  • Rao, D. N., UoH, Hyderabad
  • Ravindra Kumar, G., TIFR, Mumbai
  • Roy, Amitava., VECC, Kolkata
  • Sarkar, S. K., SPPU, Pune
  • Sharma, R. K., SSPL, DRDO, Delhi
  • Sharma, S. K., NPCIL, Mumbai
  • Singh, B. P., IIT, Mumbai
  • Sood, A. K., IISc, Bengaluru
  • Srivastava, H. B., LASTEC, Delhi
  • Umapathy, S., IISc, Bengaluru
  • Vasudeva Rao, P. R., HBNI, Mumbai
  • Vyas, K. N., BARC, Mumbai
Symposium Organizing Committee
  • Naik, P. A ., RRCAT, Indore (Chairman)
  • Nakhe, S. V., RRCAT, Indore (Co-Chairman)
  • Dixit, S. K., RRCAT, Indore (Convener)
  • Mukhopadhyay, P. K., RRCAT, (Secretary, Scientific)
  • Kamath, M. P., RRCAT, Indore (Secretary, Organizing)
  • Jain, Rajiv, RRCAT, Indore (NLS Webmaster)
  • Kumar, Manoj, RRCAT, Indore (ILA Secretary)
  • Arya, R., RRCAT, Indore
  • Bhanage V. P., RRCAT, Indore
  • Bindra, K. S., RRCAT, Indore
  • Bisht, P. B., IIT Madras, Chennai
  • Chakera J. A., RRCAT, Indore
  • Chari, R., RRCAT, Indore
  • Dalal, D. K., BRNS, Mumbai
  • Datta, P. K., IIT, Kharagpur
  • Jayasankar, C. K., SVU, Tirupati
  • Jha S. N., BRNS, RRCAT, Indore
  • Joseph, J., IIT Delhi
  • Joshi. A. S., RRCAT, Indore
  • Khare, Alika, IIT, Guwahati
  • Krishnamurthy, M., TIFR, Mumbai
  • Kundu, T., IIT Bombay, Mumbai
  • Majumder, S. K., RRCAT, Indore
  • Mishra, S. R., RRCAT, Indore
  • Moorthy Babu, S., Anna Univ. Chennai
  • Naik, P. D., BARC, Mumbai
  • Ramachandran, H., RRI, Bengaluru
  • Ramakrishna B., IIT, Hyderabad
  • Rapol, Umakant, IISER, Pune
  • Ray, A., BARC, Mumbai
  • Razdan, A. K., LASTEC, Delhi
  • Santhosh, C., Manipal Univ. Manipal
  • Sanyal, D. N., NPCIL, Mumbai
  • Sen, R., CGCRI, Kolkata
  • Tata, B. V. R., UoH, Hyderabad
  • Vas Dev, BARC, Mumbai
  • Vijaya, R., IIT, Kanpur
Local Organizing Committee
  • Dixit, S. K., (Convener)
  • Mukhopadhyay, P. K., (Secretary, Scientific)
  • Kamath, M. P., (Secretary, Organizing)
  • Agrawal, P. K. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Benerji, N. S. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Bhargava, P. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Chakrabarti, A. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Deshpande P. P. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Dubey, A. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Ganesh, P. , RRCAT, Indore
  • George, J. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Gupta, R. K. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Gupta, S. M. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Jain, B. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Jathar, M. R. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Jayabalan, J. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Joshi, M. P. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Joshi, R. V , RRCAT, Indore
  • Khanwalkar, J. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Khare, R. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Kher, S. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Misra, P. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Mokhariwale, A. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Moorti, A. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Mukherjee, C. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Patel, H. S. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Patil, J. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Paul, C. P. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Prakasam, S. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Prakash, O. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Prasad, Y. B. S. R. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Raja, S. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Saxena, M. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Saxena, P. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Sethi, N. K. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Singh, M. P. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Subrahmanyeswarudu, A. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Talwar, S. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Tiwari, V. B. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Upadhyay, A. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Upadhyaya, B. N. , RRCAT, Indore
  • Verma, S. , RRCAT, Indore

Paper Submission

Authors are requested to submit a full-length manuscript in the specified format by August 31, 2018, as per the guidelines and instructions provided in NLS-27 website. Use MS word 2007 or higher version in ‘.doc’ format. The length of the manuscript should be at least 2 pages and not more than 4 pages (including figures, references, tables etc.). A separate short abstract (maximum 100 words) as per the guidelines should also be submitted.
Ph.D. students who have submitted their thesis in the topics of interest of symposium, or expect to submit the thesis by October 31, 2018, and those who have been awarded Ph.D. degree after January 1, 2018, are eligible for thesis presentation. Those interested should send a four-page summary of their thesis by August 31, 2018 along with a certificate from Ph.D. guide specifying date of submission of thesis or award of the degree.
A ‘Book of Abstracts’ containing abstracts of peer reviewed contributed papers, invited talks, and thesis summaries, and a CD containing full manuscripts, will be made available to the participants during symposium.
A poster board of area of 1m x 1m will be provided for each poster presentation.


Effort will be made to provide shared hostel accommodation to the student participants. Since the accommodation at RRCAT Guest House is limited, most of the outstation participants will be accommodated in hotels in single/sharing (AC/non-AC) rooms. For more details about the hotels, please visit the NLS-27 website. All participants should upload the accommodation request on the NLS-27 website. One day room rent should be sent as an advance for the booking of hotel accommodation. Please note that accommodation in hotels would be booked only after receipt of an advance deposit.

ILA Short Courses and Awards

The Indian Laser Association (ILA), the collaborator of NLS-27, will organize short tutorial courses on December 1-2, 2018 at the conference venue. ILA will announce the details of these courses separately. ILA will also award prizes for the "Best Thesis" and "Best Poster" presentations. The paper selected for the "Best Poster Award", and articles based on the work of "Best Thesis Award", will be published in 'Kiran', the ILA Newsletter. The invited talks will also be published in 'Kiran'.
The annual general body meeting of ILA will also be held during the symposium.

ILA Short Course Details     ILA Course-1 Details    ILA Course-2 Details

Industrial Exhibition and Make in India Initiative

ILA will organize an industrial exhibition for lasers and related products during NLS-27 from Industries. A special 'Make in India' session will also be organized where Indian R&D organizations and Industries will be invited to make presentations on their laser and related products developed in India. Special 'Make in India' pavilions will also be made available to Indian R&D organizations and industries to showcase their products.

ILA Industrial Exhibition Details

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance towards local hospitality and travel by train (sleeper class) by the shortest route can be provided to a limited number of deserving students. Applications for the assistance with a letter of recommendation from research guide/head of the department and addressed to the Convener, NLS-27 should reach on or before 7th November 2018.


1.Students ₹ 800
2.Delegates from educational institutes and Govt. organizations  ₹ 2500
3.Delegates from public sector undertakings and Industries  ₹ 5000

For payment of registration and accommodation fee please see the details on the NLS-27 website. Registration fee and advance amount for accommodation booking will be accepted through electronic bank transfer into NLS-27 account. Details will be available on the website.


Paper submission starting : August 6, 2018 after 16:00hrs

Submission of manuscript (Paper/Thesis Summary) : August 31, 2018     September 15, 2018

Intimation of paper/thesis acceptance : October 10, 2018

Registration (with Payment) : October 25, 2018     November 7, 2018

Accommodation Request (with payment): October 31, 2018     November 7, 2018


Dr. S. K. Dixit,
RRCAT, Indore - 452 013;
Tel: 0731- 244 2401

Dr. P. K. Mukhopadhyay,
Secretary (Scientific)
RRCAT, Indore - 452 013;
Tel: 0731- 244 2329

Shri M.P. Kamath,
Secretary (Organizing)
RRCAT, Indore - 452 013;
Tel: 0731- 244 2633


For ILA Courses
Dr Manoj Kumar,

Secretary - ILA
RRCAT, Indore - 452 013;
Tel: 0731 - 248 8388

For NLS info on web
Shri Rajiv Jain,

RRCAT, Indore – 452 013;
Tel: 0731 - 244 2678







Selected Papers

Ph.D. theses

Special Session

Short Courses