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(All times are Indian Standard Time GMT+5:30)

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(All times are Indian Standard Time GMT+5:30)

Day 1 (12-Feb)

Day 1 : 12-Feb-2021 (Friday)
Session 1 (Download PDF)
(Live Telecast from Auditorium SVVV, Indore)
10:30-12:15 Inaugural Session (Online joining after 10:00)
Conference Portal: https://nls-29.webconevents.com/
10:30-11:10

ILA Perspective for NLS-29 : Shri S. V. Nakhe, President, ILA

Presidential address : Prof. Upinder Dhar, VC, SVVV, Indore

Address by "Special Guest" : Shri Purushottamdas Pasari, Chancellor, SVVV, Indore

Address by "Special Guest" : Shri Debashis Das, Director, RRCAT, Indore

11:10-11:30 Address by Chief Guest:
Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Chairman, DRDO
11:35-12:15 Keynote Address:
Prof. Raman Kashyap, Montreal, Canada
“Photonics Gone Rogue”
12:15-13:00 Lunch Break
Session 2
Advanced Laser Technologies & Applications
Session Coordinator: Dr B N Upadhyaya
Session Chair: Dr. Alok Ray
13:00-13:30 IT-01
Prof. Philippe Grelu,
Uni. Bourgogne, France
“Pulses and patterns in ultrafast fiber lasers: the dissipative soliton approach”
13:30-14:00 IT-02
Dr. Shaju K. Albert
, IGCAR, India
“Laser Welding in Fabrication of FBR fuel pins: Metallurgical Considerations”
14:00-14:30 IT-03
Prof. Michalis N. Zervas
, Uni. Southampton, UK
“Power Scaling Limits in High Power Fibre Lasers”
Session 3 : Oral Presentation of Paper ( 3 min + 2 min)
14:30-16:45
(135 min.)
OPP-1A (24 nos.)
Category 1:Physics & Technology of Lasers
Refer Annexure OPP-1A
OPP-1B (25 nos.)
Category 9: Laser Spectroscopy & Application
Refer Annexure OPP-1B
16:45-17:00 Break
Session 4
Lasers in Fiber based Instrumentation
Session Coordinator: Dr. Om Prakash
Session Chair: Shri Viraj P. Bhanage
17:00-17:30 IT-04
Dr. Umesh Tiwari,
CSIO, Chandigarh
“Optical Fiber Biosensors: Principles and Applications”
17:30-18:00 IT-05
Prof. Sanjeev Raghuvanshi,
IIT, ISM (Dhanbad)
“Advancement of Speciality Fibre Optic sensors for In Situ monitoring”
18:00-18:30 IT-06
Dr. Aseem Singh Rawat
, BARC, Mumbai
“Laser based measurements and perimeter intrusion detection”

 

Day 2 (13-Feb)

Day 2 : 13-Feb-2021 (Saturday)
Session 5
  5A
Ultra Short, Ultra Intense Laser Plasma Interaction
Session Coordinator: Dr. A. Moorti
Session Chair: Prof. R P Sharma
5B
Applications of laser in Chemistry, Biology and Materials
Coordinator : Dr. J Jayabalan

Session Chair :Dr. Anindya Datta
10:00-10:30 IT-07
Prof. Donald Umstadter
, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
“Physics and Applications of Scattering with Extreme Light”
IT-08
Dr. Mohammed Ahmed,
RIKEN, Japan
“Probing Ultrafast Dynamics of Water at Aqueous Interfaces with Femtosecond Two-Dimensional Heterodyne-Detected VSFG Spectroscopy”
10:30-11:00 IT-09
Prof. Chan Joshi,
UCLA, USA
“Plasma Acceleration- What were we thinking in those early days and where are we headed?”
IT-10
Prof. Sachin Dev Verma
, IISER, Bhopal
Visualization of charge separation at the in-plane organic heterojunctions using pump-probe microscopy
11:00-11:30 IT-11
Prof. G. Ravindra Kumar,
TIFR, India
“Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Relativistically Hot Plasmas”
IT-12
Prof. S. K. Sarkar
, BARC & SP Pune University
“Making the Stories Come True: Molecular Laser Isotope Separation to Coherent Control”
11:30-11:45 Break
Session 6
  6A
Non-linear Optics
Session Coordinator: Dr. J. Jayabalan
Session Chair: Prof. D. N. Rao
6B
Quantum & Atom Optics
Session Coordinator: Dr. Sunil Verma
Session Chair: Dr S R Mishra
11:45-12:15 IT-13
Dr. Sai Santosh Kumar Raavi
, IIT Hyderabad
“Novel multifunctional organic chromophores for non-linear optical applications”
IT-14
Dr. Harshawardhan Wanare,
IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, India
“Quantum Interference based approach to Nonlinear Optics”
12:15-12:45 IT-15
Prof. K. V. Adarsh,
IISER, Bhopal
“Flatland Nonlinear Optics”
IT-16
Dr. Y. B. Kale
, University of Bermingham, UK
A quantum of science’ for the future technologies”
12:45-13:45 Lunch Break
Session 7
Oral Presentation of Paper ( 3 min + 2 min)
13:45-16:15
(150 min)
OPP-2A (29 nos.)
Category 3: Laser Materials, Devices and Components (14 nos.)
Category 6: Lasers in Material Science (15 nos.)
Refer Annexure OPP-2A
OPP-2B (28 nos.)
Category 2: Lasers in Nuclear Science & Technology (4 nos.)
Category 7: Lasers Plasma Interaction (10 nos.)
Category 8: Lasers in Industry and Defence (2 nos.)
Category 10: Lasers in Chemistry, Biology & Medicine (12 nos.)
Refer Annexure OPP-2B
16:15-18:00 Break
Session 8
Ultrafast Lasers
Session Coordinator: Dr. P. K. Mukhopadhyay
Session Chair: Dr. K. S.Bindra
18:00-18:30 IT-17
Prof. F. Ömer Ilday
, Uni. Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey
“Multi-GHz Burst-Mode Fiber Lasers”
18:30-19:00 IT-18
Prof. RuedigerPaschotta
, RP Photonics, Germany
“Solid-state Lasers for Ultrashort Pulse Generation”
19:00-19:30 IT-19
Prof. Frank W. Wise
, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
“Spatiotemporal Mode-Locking in Fiber Lasers”
Session 9
Lasers Additive Manufacturing
Session Coordinator: Dr C. P Paul
Session Chair: Dr. U. Chandra Sekar
19:30-20:00 IT-20
Prof. EhsanToyserkani
University of Waterloo, Canada  
“Advancement in Monitoring and Quality Assurance Paradigms for Laser
Powder-Bed Fusion”
20:00-20:30 IT-21
Prof. Andrew Pinkerton
, Uni. Lancaster, UK
“Towards a Predictive Model of Direct Metal Deposition”
20:30-21:00 IT-22
Prof. J. Ram Kumar,
IIT Kanpur, Kanpur
“Post processing of LAM components”

 

Day 3 (14-Feb)

Day 3 : 14-Feb-2021 (Sunday)
Session 10
Ph. D. Thesis Presentations (Parallel Session)
   
10:00-11:30 ThP – A (6 nos., 15 minutes each)
Session Coordinator : S. G. Nakhate
Refer Annexure ThP-A
ThP – B (6 nos., 15 minutes each)
Session Coordinator Dr. S. K. Majumder
Refer Annexure ThP-B
11:30-11:45 Thesis presentation (2 nos., 3 min + 2 min(Q&A) )
Refer Annexure ThP-C
Thesis presentation (3 nos., 3 min + 2 min(Q&A) )
Refer Annexure ThP-D
11:45-12:00 Break
Session 11
Presentations from Industries (Coordinators : Shri P. Saxena & Dr. C. P. Paul)
12:00-13:00 1. Presentation of Incubation Centre, RRCAT (10 min.)
2. Presentations of M/S ATOS Instruments, Banglore (15 min)
3. Presentations of M/S PG Tech Pvt Ltd., Indore (15 min)
4. Presentations of M/S Research India, Bhopal (10 min)
5. Presentations of M/S New Age Instruments, Gurugram (10 min)
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
Session 12
Oral Presentation of Paper ( 3 min + 2 min)
14:00-16:15
(135 min.)
OPP-3A (27 nos.)
Category 11: Lasers & Fiber based Instrumentation (12 nos.)
Category 12: Electronics and Instrumentation for Lasers(15 nos.)
Refer Annexure OPP-3A
OPP-3B (28 nos.)
Category 4: Non linear, Quantum and Atom Optics (19 nos.)
Category 5: Ultrafast lasers & Applications (9 nos.)
Refer Annexure OPP-3B
16:15-16:30 Break
Session 13
Laser applications in Chemistry, Biology and Medicine
Session Coordinator: Dr. S. K. Majumder
Session Chair: Prof. N. Ghosh
16:30-17:00 IT-23
Prof. Igor Meglinski
, Aston Uni. UK
“Functional brain diagnosis with dynamic light scattering imaging approach at broken ergodicity conditions”
17:00-17:30 IT-24
Prof. Martin Leahy
, National Uni. of Ireland “Lasers and Nanotechnology in Regenerative Medicine”
17:30-18:00 IT-25
Prof. Alex Vitkin
, Uni. Toronto
“Shedding light on radiotherapy: functional optical coherence tomography for radiobiological micro vascular imaging”
18:00-18:15 Break
Session 14
Special Evening Talk
18:15-19:15 ST-01
Prof. Martin Olivier,
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
“Plasmonic technologies for alloyed and hybrid metasurfaces”
Coordinator : Dr. S K Majumdar
Introducer: Prof. N. Ghosh
19:15-20:00 Break
20:00-21:00 ST-02
Prof. Rainer Weiss
, MIT, USA (Physics Nobel Laureate 2017)
“The beginnings of gravitational wave astronomy: current state and future”
Coordinator: Dr. Sendhil Raja,
Introducer: Prof. Somak Raychaudhary, Director, IUCAA

 

Day 4 (15-Feb)

Day 4 : 15-Feb-2021 (Monday)
Session 15
  15 A
Laser Materials and Devices
Session Coordinator: Dr Sunil Verma
Session Chair : Dr D K Aswal
15 B
Laser applications in Chemistry, Biology and Medicine
Session Coordinator: Dr S. K. Majumder
Session Chair : Prof. Renu John
10:00-10:30 IT-26
Prof. Binay Kumar
, Univ. of Delhi, Delhi
“Growth of Single Crystals by Various Techniques for Optical, Piezoelectric and Communication Applications”
IT-27
Prof. Jessica Ramella,
Florida International University , USA
“Design of wearable devices for underserved populations”
10:30-11:00 IT-28
Dr. Muthu Senthil Pandian
, S SN Institution, Chennai
“Development of High Quality Nonlinear Optical (NLO) Single Crystals for Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) Applications”
IT-29
Prof. Dalip Singh Mehta,
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi
“Quantitative phase microscopy and nanoscopy using partially spatially coherent laser light: Improvement on image sharpness, phase noise, resolution and speckle free imaging”
11:00-11:30 IT-30
Dr. N. Vijayan
, NPL, New Delhi
“Growth of Potential Nonlinear Optical Single Crystals by Melt and Solution Growth Techniques”
IT-31
Dr. Kamal Kant Sharma,
NUS, Singapore
“Investigation of Dengue infectivity and dynamics using Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)”
11:30-11:45 Tea Break
Session 16
Laser Spectroscopy & Applications
Session Coordinator: Dr V B Tiwari
Session Chair : Dr S G Nakhate
11:45-12:15 IT-32
Prof. B. K. Sahoo
, PRL, Ahmedabad
“Atomic probe of nuclear properties”
12:15-12:45 IT-33
Prof. Ashok Mohapatra
, NISER, Bhuvaneshwar
“Dynamical phase transition in mirrorless optical parametric oscillator”
12:45-13:15 IT-34
Prof. Alika Khare
, IIT Guwahati
“Some of the Applications of Laser Induced Breakdown”
13:15-14:15 Lunch Break
 Session 17
LIGO Science and Technologies
Session Coordinator: Dr Sendhil Raja
Session Chair : Dr Shashank Chaturvedi, Director, IPR

14:15-14:45 IT-35
Dr. David H. Reitze, Caltech, USA
“The Advanced LIGO Gravitational-wave Detector: A Discovery Machine”
14:45-15:15 IT-36
Prof. Rana Adhikari
, Caltech, USA
“Future of Gravitational Wave Detection Technology”
15:15-15:30 Tea Break
 Session 18
15:30-16:30 Award Presentation and Closing Ceremony
16:30-17:00 Closure of NLS-29
17:00-18:00 ILA General Body Meeting