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
Develop novel expermental tecniques
Probe system dynamics
Investigate quantum communication techniques
Understand colloidal aggregation
Uncover new processes via non-linear techniques
Department of Chemistry
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208016, India
Phone (O): +91-259-7187 || +91-259-7436
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.
Prof. Goswami delivered an invited lecture at the Biological Physics (iPoLS) seminar at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign entitled “Harnessing ‘shaped’ light for understanding biological applications at the molecular length scale”.
Prof. Goswami delivered an invited talk entitled “Observing and Unraveling Nonlinearities and Dynamics at Nanoscales: Chemistry with Femtosecond Lasers” at the IIT Kanpur-La Trobe University online chemistry symposium representing the IIT Kanpur Department of Chemistry.
Prof. Goswami was invited to, and delivered an in-person talk for the Chem/Biochem seminar at the University of Iceland where his talk was entitled: “Steering Molecular Destiny: Exploring the Frontiers of Coherent Control in Chemistry”.
Prof. Goswami delivered an excellent talk entitled “Quantum Information processing with Femtosecond Laser-Induced Control” at the 5th Quantum Optics and Information Meeting. A recording of the same can be viewed here.
Prof. Goswami received a letter of commendation for his course CHM521A: Mathematics for Chemistry during the 2020-21-I semester. Congratulations!
Extending a warm welcome to the lab’s newest postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Amit Kumar Mishra, a recipient of an institute fellowship, who has worked on thermal conductivity enhancements, and Sandip Paul, who has joined the PhD program to delve deeper into femtosecond spectroscopy
IoP Instrument Science and Technology Group Committee Chair
First Virtual Physical Chemistry Seminar at Princeton
Due to COVID-19, Prof. Goswami delivered his lecture entitled “Femtosecond Photothermal Spectroscopy for Molecular Recognition” as the first virtual physical chemistry seminar at his alma-mater, Princeton University.
Prof. Goswami and the lab wish the best to the newly minted Dr. Soumendra Nath Bandyopadhyay, who successfully defended his thesis on the Application of Femtosecond Optical Tweezers towards the understanding of complex systems. Dr. Bandyopadhyay has gone on to an assistant professorship.
Student Advisor for IITK OSA chapter
Prof. Goswami has been elected as the student advisor for the IITK student chapter of the OSA.
OSA-SPIE-IEEE Student Chapter lecture
Prof. Goswami delivered a talk on “Spatiotemporal Control with
Femtosecond Shaped pulses for tracking Light Matter Interactions” at the
invitation of the OSA-SPIE-IEEE Student Chapter of the Department of Radio Science of the University of Kolkata.
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.