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. We work at the frontiers of multiple disciples, including femtosecond chemistry, control dynamics, measurement, information theory, electrical engineering and cognition. 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.

What We Do

  • Pulse shaping
  • Develop novel expermental tecniques
  • Probe system dynamics
  • Investigate quantum communication techniques
  • Understand colloidal aggregation
  • Uncover new processes via non-linear techniques


Physical Address

    Department of Chemistry
    Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208016, India
    Lab: SL-216.
    Tele-Fax: +91-259-7554.
    Phone (O): +91-259-7187 ||  +91-259-7436

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Having built from the ground-up, one of the pioneering laser labs in India, the lab has a host of equipment, both commercial and home grown.

  • Confocal Microscope
  • NOPA ring



OSI Annual Conference three day conference. Prof. Goswami delivered an invited talk, judged posters, and chaired a session. Rohit gave an oral presentation from the lab.

First PeerJ Physical Chemistry Publication

The group published the first PeerJ Physical Chemistry paper of its inaugural volume entitled Effect of Femtosecond Laser Pulse Repetition Rate on Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Liquids

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